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09-06-2013, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
Have you read Inherent Vice? I'm thinking of reading that one next/soon because Paul Thomas Anderson is making it into a movie.
Yeah! It's a fun read. think I like it better than Lot 49. Wasn't huge on the ending but it's still funny and real enjoyable.

So pumped for the movie!

Originally Posted by ngc_5128 View Post
I've read The Crying of Lot 49 and Inherent Vice and liked them both. Inherent Vice is set in 1969-1970 and the protagonist is a chronic pot-smoking private eye in LA. It was much more readable then Lot 49 and has been reviewed as 'Pynchon-Lite'. It's not a very long book either.
This. Very accessible but not exactly 'Pynchon' but that's not a bad thing at all.

Here's a great 'trailer' for the book voiced by the man himself

and his appearance on the Simpsons

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