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Inherent Vice

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Staff Pick

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.
Recommended by Burnside Genre Team, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143144762
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Winston, Robert P.
Author:
McLarty, R.
Author:
Pynchon, Thomas
Author:
McLarty, Ron
Author:
on
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20090804
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.80x5.26x1.53 in. .70 lbs.
Media Run Time:
900
Age Level:
18-17

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Inherent Vice
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Product details pages Penguin Audiobooks - English 9780143144762 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

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.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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.)
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