Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon—private eye Doc
Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of
In this lively
yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre that is at once exciting
and accessible, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you
can remember the sixties, you weren’t there.
It’s been a while
since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly she shows up with a
story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens
to be in love with. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and
Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment,
like “trip” or “groovy,” except that this one usually leads to trouble.
Undeniably one of the most influential
writers at work today, Pynchon has penned another unforgettable book. Download and start listening now!