Pynchon back with a wise-assed whimper

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon. Jonathan Cape, €16.35. Reviewed by Kevin Power.

21st September, 2013
The reclusive Thomas Pynchon as a young man.

Bleeding Edge

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Thomas Pynchon's novels are shaggy-dog stories, great jokey excursions into a stoned world of sinister connections and postmodernist bewilderment. In the cartoon reality of Pynchonland (Vineland?), it's no surprise to encounter Alligator Patrols, Godzilla footprints, postal conspiracies and talking clocks.

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