Re: RARA-AVIS: Pynchon

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 13 Feb 2009

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    Hopefully it'll be better than Martin Amis' myriad attempts at writing sellable mysteries.

    I like Pynchon, especially THE CRYING OF LOT 49.


    On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Allan Guthrie <>wrote:

    > There was some earlier talk on the list about Pynchon's forthcoming
    > crime
    > novel. Apologies if this is mainly old news but Cape have just acquired the
    > UK rights and there's a bit in the Bookseller that might be of interest.
    > " Set in 1960s Los Angeles, the novel is described as "part noir, part
    > psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon". Private eye Doc Sportello meets up
    > with an ex-girlfriend who is plotting to kidnap a billionaire, which draws
    > Sportello into a "bizarre tangle" with a cast of characters said to include
    > surfers, hustlers, rockers and a murderous loan-shark, as well as "an
    > ex-con
    > with a swastika tattoo and fondness for [actress/singer] Ethel Merman." "
    > Al

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