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Inherent Vice Film Review

Inherent Vice (2014) drops its audience down the rabbit hole that was the 1970’s and has them wandering the streets of Los Angeles, lost and looking for answers they most likely will not find. 1,137 more words

Jumping out of the system

Note: Spoilers follow for recent plot developments on Westworld.

Right now, Westworld appears to be operating on two different levels. One is that of an enterprising genre series that is content to strike all the familiar beats with exceptional concentration and intensity. 1,125 more words


Thomas Pynchon - The Crying of Lot 49 (Review)

3/5 stars ★★★

First of all, I am sorry. I apologise for my lack of posts. Third year is a tough year. I am drowning in assignments, dissertation work, knowledge I should start preparing for my exams, guilt because I should be stressing…you get the picture. 832 more words


The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon

Oedipus Maas is an American housewife who becomes the executor of a millionaire’s will, only to be distracted by a postal conspiracy that dates back to the middle ages. 142 more words


Gravity's Rainbow annotations (so far)

I’ll be adding to these and then doing more the next time (?!) I read Gravity’s Rainbow.

Pages 82-83: The White Visitation, etc.

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The Great Serpent holding its own tail in its mouth | Gravity’s Rainbow, annotations and illustrations for page 412-13

Kekulé 1 dreams 2 the Great Serpent holding its own tail in its mouth, the dreaming Serpent which surrounds the World 3. But the meanness, the cynicism with which this dream is to be used 4.

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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 104

Just when I thought the world of literature couldn’t get more baffling than James Joyce, I discover the American post-modernist novelist, Thomas Pynchon.  I totally understand if you’re thinking, “Who the hell is that?”  Because I know I was.   474 more words