RARA-AVIS: Homer Pynchon's Flying Circus

From: Kevin Burton Smith (kvnsmith@sbcglobal.net)
Date: 11 Aug 2009

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    Oh-so-French Steve wrote:

    > No some people donšt watch TV or at least not the crap you describe...

    But Thomas Pynchon does. He even appeared on The Simpsons.

    Evidently, Pynchon doesn't sneer at Americans and their pop culture
    (of which he's very much a part) quite as much as some of his more elitist fans do.

    There's an interesting essay in this Sunday's NYTBR about pop culture, by the way. And for you total fans out there, Pynchon narrates his own promo video for INHERENT VICE. You can see (and hear it) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjWKPdDk0_U&feature=PlayList&p=6E100BA6B5A092C1&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=6

    I'm reading INHERENT VICE myself right now, and so far I'm failing to see what the fuss -- either way -- is about. Reminds me a lot of Crumley, with a definite touch of Altman's LONG GOODBYE tossed in.

    Nothing particularly original, but nothing particularly bad, either. I'm enjoying it.

    Kevin Burton Smith Editor/Founder The Thrilling Detective Web Site
    "Wasting your time on the web since 1998."

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