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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
  • "Inherent vice"@pl

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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 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. Easy for her to say. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," except that this one usually leads to trouble. Despite which he soon finds himself drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives and passions whose cast of characters includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, a tenor sax player working undercover, an ex-con with a swastika tattoo and a fondness for Ethel Merman, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists."@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)."@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."
  • "Shasta, l'ancienne compagne du détective privé Doc Sportello, lui demande de l'aide car elle craint pour la vie de son amant, le milliardaire Mickey Wolfmann. Dans le même temps, Tariq Khalil qui appartient à un gang noir américain, demande à Doc Spotello de retrouver un ancien camarade de prison, Glen Charlock qui fait partie du service d'ordre de Mickey Wolfmann."
  • "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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  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Mystery fiction"@en
  • "Mystery fiction"
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
  • "Audiobooks"
  • "Noir fiction"@es
  • "Noir fiction"
  • "Noir fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Experimental fiction"@es
  • "Experimental fiction"
  • "Experimental fiction"@en
  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Powieść amerykańska"@pl

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  • "Vice-caché"
  • "Vicio impropio"
  • "Vici inherent"
  • "Vici inherent"@ca
  • "Natürliche Mängel : Roman"
  • "Naturlige mangler"@da
  • "Внутренний порок"
  • "Wada ukryta"@pl
  • "Wada ukryta"
  • "Inherent vice : [a novel]"
  • "Eigen gebrek"
  • "Inherent vice"@en
  • "Inherent vice"
  • "Natürliche Mängel Roman"
  • "Inherent vice : a novel"
  • "Vice caché : roman"
  • "Natürliche Mängel"
  • "Inherent Vice"@en
  • "Inherent Vice"
  • "Vizio di forma"
  • "Vizio di forma"@it
  • "Vnutrenniĭ porok"
  • "Vicio propio"@es
  • "Vicio propio"

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