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johan  ·  596 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Does It Ever End? | Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice"

I had a real Baader-Meinhof moment when someone mentioned this movie yesterday on Twitter and then seeing it again today on Hubski. I have now watched it for the first time, amazing movie, I think I'm gonna have to pick up the book as well.

galen  ·  596 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Do it! It's a wonderful book. Convinced me to pick up 3 other Pynchon novels and really get into it. And if you're still not convinced, or if you want to hear more about it, check out this podcast episode, "Thomas Pynchon and the American Reconquista."

    After years' absence, persecution by all the predictable authorities, several instances of thoroughly unelective plastic surgery, and a set of geographical switchbacks that would leave you physically allergic to the sight of a straight line, DEATH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER triumphantly returns with Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice, the "counterculture" as a recco map to its own streamlined reconquest, and the same old evil agencies just biding their time, returning on a scale even they wouldn't have dared dream of when they had to take their last little planned pause.