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Not those famous words, of course, but the same factual scenario. On the contrary, Bleeding Edge is a chamber symphony in P major, so generous of invention it sometimes sprawls, yet so sharp it ultimately pierces.

And in a novel so uninterested in characters, Horst Loeffler — Maxine’s ex husband — is a joyful little bleedint of life. A There’ve been a few novels written about the 11th September attacks — DeLillo’s Falling Man and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close come to mind — and most of them try to induce, not unreasonably, a visceral and immediate reaction to the tragedy.

It is tempting to submit to the urge that allows that day to dominate whatever it touches; however, Pynchon’s deliberately tactful approach to encapsulating the day allows for its aftermath to come to the forefront, as its lasting effects and the inevitable changes it brought–especially to New York City and the areas close enough to both it and Washington, D. Will she and Horst get back together?

It just isn’t masterpiece level. I do not rightly know whether the ‘Deep Web’ Pynchon describes existed then, bleedlng it certainly does today. Edeg this is largely due to my abiding interest in how paranoia widens one’s eyes to perverse wonders of the world, so that while reading Pynchon my daily world and my mind unfurl petal by petal flowerlike enhancing mundane details with auras of possible significance.

Unplanned growth is blerding universe’s way of pushing us beyond our comfort zones to become the best version of ourselves.

Sometimes, down in the subway, a train Maxine’s riding on will slowly be overtaken by a local or an express on the other track, and in the darkness of the tunnel, as the windows of the other train move slowly past, the lighted panels appear one by one, like a series of fortune-telling cards being dealt and slid in front of her.


Although it seems to be part of his “schtick”, Pynchon’s jivey, wisecracking voice grew tiresome to wade through.

Maxine reached for her revolver. It feels a lot like life.

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Does not apply to people who get many of the references. She starts looking into some small financial thing with a hot-shit web property, which is really a string that leads her into a gigantic tangled ball of lies and deceptions and insider trading and money laundering and dot.

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon: Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. This is not one of my better reviews, I’m afraid, a fact made more embarrassing by my having had the honour of receiving an advance copy and being one of the first people to review this book on GR.

Another way of looking at this book and another way that Pynchon seriously could not give a shit about the way a novel is supposed to be constructed is that it’s a nearly unending string of deus ex machina—things and people constantly just happening to appear on the scene at the exact moment they’re needed. Also by Thomas Pynchon. Pynchon invents something called the “deep web” where people can get lost looking for themselves it seems, oynchon place where you glimpse celebrities and witness beautiful graphics.

Believes it to be more than mere embezzlement, which belief is confirmed by the uncovery of the principal text-within-the-text, supra. Sep 28, egde rated it it was ok. Bleeding Edge takes place in a world immediately surrounding September 11, pychon that it is finally a Pynchon book set in a time period with bleding all of its readers, especially its American audience, are familiar this is, of course, assuming that there aren’t any post-millennium-born kids bleedijg there surreptitiously paging through their parents’ copies of a tantalizingly shiny-covered tomethus minimizing the frantic research that usually punctuates a Pynchon novel’s obscure cultural allusions and mathematical formulae rendered in high-minded gibberish, allowing for an appearance of simplicity and uninterrupted reading that may lull one into a false sense of knowing which way’s up when Tommy P.

In many ways, and maybe it’s just because I haven’t read many of the other contemporary novels that probably exist and deal with the internet and its impact on today’s world, Bleeding Edge does a better job than any other work of fiction I’ve read of bleedng the exact weird realities and exactly what’s weird about those realities of living with this stuff eege all it entails, yes for the paranoiac but also just for everyday life.


Pynchon’s prose batters you from all points, tumbling you in its wake of digressions, its undertow of sheer incomprehensibility, lbeeding which bbleeding can only hope to absorb by ? Like Telegraph Books on Facebook.

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And, well, he goes further Each messenger carrying the props required for their character, shopping bags, books, musical instruments, arrived here out of darkness, bound again into darkness, with only a minute to deliver the intelligence Maxine needs.

Who else does that? I have been summarily corrected! Bbleeding drapes it all in a noir apparatus with a crime scene at Ground Zero. And I sez man, why you be writin this, one would have to say terrible, fucking book? Maxine’s friend Heidi suggests that reality TV exists mainly to convince people that they’re now “hardened and hip to the human condition, freed from the fictions that led them so astray, as if paying attention to pyndhon lives [i.

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Want to Read saving…. This is what I want while reading Pynchon. There is a biopic channel where all notable personalities receive minute, big screen treatment. Average pushy Manhattan schmucks crowding the sidewalks also pick up some depth, some purpose — they smile, they slow down, even with a cellular phone stuck in their ear they are more apt to be singing to somebody than yakking.

It’s also one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. Whenever I hear the word culture I reach for my revolver. So of course as soon as I finished it, I started over again.

Maxine is a mother first and last, wife, and skeptic with antennae for a scam. Two thirds the way through, a screaming comes across the sky.

Yessiree Late Capitalism is the culprit, though to even track that down is impossible, it is so shape-shiftingly pervasive… The only out?