Saturday, October 24, 2009

Inherent Vice (2009)

Inherent Vice Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is my first Pynchon and I may have been reading it at the wrong time. I ended up putting it down for a while and I know I have overdue fines at the library!

It is beautifully written if you can say that about a story involving a 60s hippie druggie PI who lives on the edge and sees a world that may be slightly off-kilter with reality for the rest of us.

Clever and funny, I thought of Fletch more than once although this is more literate. References to 60s music and culture are 'groovy' and you will feel like you've been on a trip with Larry "Doc" Sportello and maybe a little confused. But it's all good, man.

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