Mr. T wrote:
> I have now read Inherent Vice and was not impressed. Not bad but
> hardly memorable, at least for me. I didn't care about historical
> inaccuracies, but the book didn't grab me.
I'm glad it's not just me. And if a total Pynchon fan like yourself
wasn't impressed with it, that's something.
I AM impressed, though, that you made it through to the end. I've put
it aside for a while to read something fast and fun (maybe a nice
juicy graphic novel like the new PARKER adaptation or the Tardi/
Manchette thingie, or something from HardCase?), but I do intend to
finish the sucker before I die.
It's a weird thing. Most of the comments and legit reviews for it have
been mixed, and a lot of the opinions are at best rather fuzzy, as
though everyone's afraid to say anything too directly negative...
So we get a lot of beating around the bush, and plenty of huffing and
puffing about how important the author is, but very little direct
praise for this particular book. Maybe because there isn't much that's
particularly worth praising.
He spelled all the words right?
I haven't come across many all out raves for the book, so far. At
least by people who have actually read it.
It looks like TV bimbos, wasted rock stars and cranky political
pundits aren't the only ones who get published automatically.
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