Thomas Pynchon's 'Inherent Vice' is an Endlessly Entertaining Variation on the Detective Yarn

Baltimore City Paper | August 25, 2009
Unlike any previous Pynchon work, Vice fully embraces genre. And in doing so it's difficult to tell if the genre is merely pliable enough to accommodate all of Pynchon's literary whims or if the now 72-year-old author has basically been riffing on this form his entire career.

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