Back in August, A Cappella Books hosted a little coming out party for Thomas Pynchon’s latest book, Inherent Vice. I didn’t make it to the late night festivities, but I did stop by and pick up a copy of the book. It took me almost three months to read it (no reflection of the book), but I did finish it.
As a Pynchon fan, who likes most of his writings, Inherent Vice, a crime noir set in the
seedy section of LA called
The main character of Inherent Vice, Larry “Doc” Sportello, is a perennially stoned private investigator who at the request of his ex-girlfriend looks into the disappearance of a millionaire real estate mogul. Doc isn’t a gumshoe; he’s a “gumsandal” and hardly a tough guy but a persistent one and somewhat fearless since his faculties for making good decisions are often impaired.