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Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow

A way to approach a hefty and a complex style like Pynchon’s.

It has been a while since I have finished reading this postmodern bible of a text. 521 more words


The Whole Enchilada

Oscar Wilde said it: “It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.” For Thomas Pynchon, it’s not only the true mystery, but the whole enchilada. 276 more words


When Once is Not Enough: Books to Re-read

The Japanese have a word for unread books — tsunduko.

I wonder if they have another word for the stack of books you intend to… 694 more words


Reading Gravity’s Rainbow (#257) as a Screenplay

Gravity’s Rainbow has the reputation (and rightly so) of being one of the most confusing novels that you can read. It has a huge cast of characters (~400), an intricate plot, and an array of shadowy, acronym-ed agencies to keep track of. 554 more words

Movie review: 'American Ultra'

Some movies, good and bad, conveniently provide the vocabulary with which to criticize them. When reviewing a bad one, like the action-comedy “American Ultra,” a small amount of generosity is required because my job has been made a little easier. 747 more words


Review of Inherent Vice (2014)

Inherent Vice is a 2014 crime comedy-drama written for the screen and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is an adaptation of the 2009 novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon. 704 more words

Trimming Book-Fat #6: Inventory, Goals Assessment Edition

Searching for the end of the bookshelf and the belt line with K.M. Zahrt

Sometime in the last week or two, the magnitude of this… 665 more words

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