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- DescriptionRead the cult classic behind the major new film starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and Josh Brolin. Part ir, 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 paraia creeps in with the L.A. fog. It's been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of where she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Easy for her to say. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc kws that 'love' is ather of those words going around at the moment, like 'trip' or 'groovy', except that this one usually leads to trouble. Despite which he soon finds himself drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives and passions whose cast of characters includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, a ter sax player working undercover, an ex-con with a swastika tattoo and a fondness for Ethel Merman, and a mysterious entity kwn as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists. In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there...or...if you were there, then you...or, wait, is it...
- Author BiographyThomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland, Mason and Dixon and, most recently, Against the Day. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.
- Author(s)Thomas Pynchon
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication05/08/2010
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight273 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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