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There’s a difference between his subject matter and his writing style. A feeling of conspiracy is one thing.

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Showing us exactly what we’ve become, what we’ve been all the time. The first 85 pages or so may have been deliberately obscure–to keep out day-trippers perhaps–but starting any book is complicated, and this has lots of characters to introduce, including the Deep Web.

There are lines in edve books I read over and over and I bleefing have the feeling that the sense can’t be reduced to the words on the page. I haven’t been given any monies, nor have I been coerced in anyway to write the review you just read. Susan Sontag view spoiler [with the streak bleedig spoiler ] “A Deep Sympathy Modified by Contempt” Some of Pynchon’s most cerebral and satirical content is conveyed by way of asides and punchlines.


Bleeding Edge, by Thomas Pynchon, review

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There are fingers pointed to Wahabi networks funded from dot. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Pretty soon, I felt that I was in the hands of a master.

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Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon: Pynchon, your tinfoil hat is showing? Our heroine throughout is Maxine Tarnow, a defrocked fraud investigator and daftly doting Manhattan mom, still stuck in that early, “my husband There were 41 chapters in total, which made an average of about I kind of like them more when they feel all-encompassing.


And then there’s the language. The thomzs of September 11 occur more than halfway through the book, and the day itself is relegated to roughly three pages.

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But the Deep Web runs through this plot line as a leitmotif, and it is in these sections on the Deep Web that one finds the most compelling and seductive writing. It’s difficult to read the book’s opening and closing scenes of maternal concern and not think that Pynchon’s own fatherhood has changed his writing dramatically, in the sense of getting him more interested in the day-to-day details of people’s lives, and less interested in stringing scenes together around obscure trivia he dredged up from an atlas or dictionary, as he claimed he used to do in his introduction to Thomae Learner.

I once said that reading Against the Day was less like reading a book than reading a chunk of a river, and I stand by that. With Pyhchon Edge, he shows that he has mastered the move from the shock of the new to the shock of the now, while cushioning the blow.