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Inherent Vice
This page is devoted to materials focusing on Pynchon’s 2009 novel, Inherent Vice. It contains links to resources, book reviews, and academic papers. Look for this page to expand as the novel develops a body of criticism and analysis. If you have anything to add – including yourself, Mr. Pynchon – please email us.

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Offsite Resources – most of the Inherent Vice info yet available, on Tim Ware's excellent site. – an ever-growing resource to Inherent Vice. listing for Inherent Vice – including a 2.5 minute "trailer" for the novel narrated by Mr. Pynchon, himself, and a Pynchon-approved playlist of songs mentioned in the novel.


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Reviews are listed at and The Complete Review.

Erik Ketzan
13 September 2009

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