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Brothers and Sisters! Flare up a big, mouthwatering, medicinal spliff and take a trip with the great Thomas Pynchon and his immaculately stoned anti-hero detective "Doc" Sportello through post-Manson L.A. as they attempt to solve the mystery of the golden fang. Since some righteous dude is reading it aloud to you, why not feel free to let your hands work that bong carb? Throw on some Captain Beefheart while you're at it, or, better yet, some Creedence.
Synopses & Reviews
Unabridged CDs ? 13 CDs, 15 hours
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. fog.
"Pynchon's deceptively lighthearted stab at detective fiction is a lazy jog through the brambles of stoned late '60s Southern California, with a half-cocked private eye named Doc Sportello, who specializes more in meandering than actual investigating. Freaks and straights talk past each other, their meanings eluding all attempts at mutual comprehension, and Ron McLarty channels Doc's slurred mumble expertly and vividly brings to life the novel's sun-soaked, druggy ambience. A Penguin Press hardcover (Reviews, July 22). (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Thomas 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; Against the Day; and, most recently, Inherent Vice. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.
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