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The Search Is Over: 'Jed McKenna' Mystery Solved

I have the name and all the particulars.

Many candidates were mentioned, many names argued over: Peder Sweeney and August Turak, Stephen Gray (Adyashanti) and a Richard Rose student,  Thomas Pynchon and Richard Bach, Kenneth McMordie and…. 571 more words

The Myth

Book Review: The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon ★★★★

“Perhaps her mind would go on flexing psychic muscles that no longer existed; would be betrayed and mocked by a phantom self as the amputee is by a phantom limb. 1,015 more words

Book Reviews

A gathering impossible / General merriment (From Pynchon's Against the Day)

A DAY OR TWO LATER, Lew went up to Carefree Court. The hour was advanced, the light failing, the air heated by the Santa Ana wind.

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Currently Reading

Fiction: Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow.



"Time is never wasted if you remember to bring along something to read."

“Time is never wasted if you remember to bring along something to read.”

Thomas Pynchon, writer, book quote from Against the Day


Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon

I have had to reluctantly admit that I just don’t particularly care for Thomas Pynchon. Even though I should! Even though his books are full of absurdity; even though he’s the godfather of post-modernist fiction; even though he is beloved by most of the literary and intellectual sources I go to for recommendations. 337 more words

Book Reviews

What's up Doc?

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon – private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.A.

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