Camera-shy author Thomas Pynchon’s latest novel, Inherent Vice, is a psychedelic noir set in drug-addled ’60s Los Angeles.
Private investigator Doc Sporello wades through the haze of the era, encountering a motley crew of surfers, stoners, ex-cons, and loan sharks, on a case involving his ex-girlfriend’s billionaire new lover — but it’s not as straightforward as all that. In usual Pynchon fashion, the story is as unconventional as its characters, bearing the mark of the author’s enduring literary prowess.
The Inherent Vice book trailer
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