Tag Archives: Thomas Pynchon

100 ‘best’ opening lines

TheĀ American Book Review has a cynical traffic generating list of the best 100 opening lines from literature. I just read the whole thing so you don’t have to and to be honest I don’t think you have to. They don’t … Continue reading

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Inherent Vice

[video:youtube:RjWKPdDk0_U] PEnguin have produced a trailer for Thomas Pynchon’s latest novel. The voice-over is provided by the man himself. [via Cosmic Variance]

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August 2004 Reading List

Books I read this month: Le Ton beau de Marot – Douglas Hofstadter DH is the worst kind of nerd churned out by the American school system. A pathological need to over-achieve in every field and mistaking cleverness for wisdom. … Continue reading

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