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Inherent vice

Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon--private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era. It's been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere 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 one of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," except this one usually leads to trouble. In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there . . . or . . . if you were there, then you . . . or, wait, is it . . .

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  • "Inherent vice"@it
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  • "As the marijuana haze of the free love 1960s begins to fade, Doc Sportello drifts in and out of awareness. He hasn't seen his girlfriend in a long time. Then one day she shows up and rattles off a fantastic story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer--and Doc can't help but get drawn in."
  • "Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon u private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.A. fog. It's been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend."
  • "Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon--private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era. It's been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere 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 one of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," except this one usually leads to trouble. In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there . . . or . . . if you were there, then you . . . or, wait, is it . . ."@en
  • "Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon - private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.A. fog. A lively yarn, working on an unaccustomed genre."
  • "It's been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly, out of nowhere, she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer with whom she just happens to be in love. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L. A., and Doc knows that "love" is one of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy" - except that this one usually leads to trouble. (Bestseller)."@en
  • "A Best Book of the Year for the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Los Angeles Times Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon'private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era. It's been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere 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 one of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," except this one usually leads to trouble. In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there . . . or . . . if you were there, then you . . . or, wait, is it . . ."@en
  • "It's been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly, out of nowhere, she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer with whom she just happens to be in love. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that "love" is one of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy"--Except that this one usually leads to trouble. (Bestseller)."
  • ""Se llama Sportello, Doc Sportello, y es un detective privado un tanto peculiar en el colorista Los Ángeles de finales de los años sesenta. Hacía ya tiempo que Doc no veía a su ex, Shasta, seductora femme fatale, cuando ésta recurre a sus servicios porque ha desaparecido su nuevo amante, un magnate inmobiliario que había visto la luz del buen karma, un tanto distorsionada por el ácido, y quería devolver a la sociedad todo lo que había expoliado. Sportello se ve enredado entonces en una intriga en la que los escrúpulos chispean por su ausencia y cuya trama es casi la de una novela negra clásica. A partir de ahí, Thomas Pynchon pergeña un retrato desbocado de una California poblada por surfistas embriagados de la mitología de las olas gigantes, combatientes de Vietnam o agentes del FBI reconvertidos en hippies, pandillas carcelarias, la escabrosa sombra de Charlie Manson y sus acólitas, una brutal organización secreta de dentistas, polis corruptos, una protointernet o bellas masajistas de sexualidad ambigua. Todo sazonado con diálogos y guiños hilarantes, al ritmo de una frenética banda sonora que sirve de réquiem psicodélico por una época que pudo ser y no fue"--Cover p. 4."
  • "Private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L A fog. It's been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer."@en
  • "Reluctantly investigating a kidnapping threat against his ex-girlfriend's billionaire beau, Doc Sportello tackles a bizarre tangle of nefarious characters before stumbling on a mysterious entity that may actually be a tax shelter for a dental group."@en
  • "Reluctantly investigating a kidnapping threat against his ex-girlfriend's billionaire beau, Doc Sportello tackles a bizarre tangle of nefarious characters before stumbling on a mysterious entity that may actually be a tax shelter for a dental group."
  • "It's been awhile since private eye Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Doc knows that 'love' is another of those words going around at the moment, except that this one usually leads to trouble."@en

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  • "Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Mystery fiction"
  • "Mystery fiction"@en
  • "Audiobooks"
  • "Noir fiction"@en
  • "Noir fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Experimental fiction"@en
  • "Experimental fiction"
  • "History"@en
  • "Powieść amerykańska"@pl

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  • "Vicio impropio"
  • "Vici inherent"@ca
  • "Vici inherent"
  • "Naturlige mangler"@da
  • "Внутренний порок"
  • "Wada ukryta"
  • "Wada ukryta"@pl
  • "LAヴァイス"
  • "Eruē baisu"
  • "Inherent vice : [a novel]"
  • "Eigen gebrek"
  • "Inherent vice"@en
  • "Inherent vice"
  • "Inherent vice : a novel"
  • "Eruei vaisu"
  • "Inherent Vice"@en
  • "Inherent Vice"
  • "Vizio di forma"@it
  • "Vizio di forma"
  • "Vnutrenniĭ porok"
  • "Erue vaisu"@ja
  • "Vicio propio"
  • "Vicio propio"@es

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