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too good for the public eye eh, Pynchon? Wanker.
but I sure as hell enjoyed the ride
is stupendous. also really, really readable.
Found it a bit scooby doo to be honest. Read too much like the internal monlogue of THE DUDE,
I'm now a massive fan, but I think I'll take a bit of a break before exploring further. As good as he is, his novels can destroy my brain and make me sad that there are no people I know called Blodgett Waxwing.
But I have never, not once, seen a book by him in a charity shop, despite doing a lot of charity shop book hunting. Bit weird. Is he on some kind of charity shop blacklist or something?
and despite loving every word, have found excuses to procrastinate...
...a steelier resolve is required.
but I got them while I worked there, ambushing straight out of the the new stock arrivals before they reached the shelf.
well, anyway, i just re-read his 'sixties trilogy' (col49, vineland and inherent vice) and i realised he's the only writer i'm both infuriated and enthralled by every time i crack open one of his books. remarkable talent.
i bet you and carruthers read a lot of brett easton ellis, don't you? you have that vibe of people who emulate his characters' narcissistic detachment from the sheeple without realising this is real life and you come across as assholes.
I've read three of Ellis' books and liked one. I love Pynchon too btw, for basically the same reasons you expressed. When I read him I feel like I'm taking quite a beating, but I'm compelled to continue on.
(all bar his last book, which is a bit weak).
Still haven't read any others.
I just thought I was a bit of a spastic
I've read a few of his books and although there are always pages I have to re-read, or just hope make sense later on, I usually finish completely in love with them. The ending to The Crying of Lot 49 is absolutely perfect.