Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice
A Novel

—Recommended by Layla, City Lights Books

Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon: private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era

In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre that is at once exciting and accessible, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there.

It's been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," except that this one usually leads to trouble. Undeniably one of the most influential writers at work today, Pynchon has penned another unforgettable book.

Title Inherent Vice
Subtitle A Novel
Author Thomas Pynchon
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 27 July 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 384 p.
ISBN-10 0143117564
ISBN-13 9780143117568
Publication Date 27 July 2010
Main content page count 384
Weight 16 oz.

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