Accessibility's Rainbow: Thomas Pynchon's 'Inherent Vice'

Metroland | January 13, 2010
A mere three years after the infamously reclusive author released Against the Day, a 1,000-plus-page world’s fair of themes, characters and pastiched genres, Pynchon may have thrown us his strangest curveball yet by delivering a novel that is accessible, readable, and relatively short: that is, rather un-Pynchonesque.


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