Monday, August 2, 2010

Stand up for Vineland!


For a long time I've felt rather alone in my admiration for Thomas Pynchon's Vineland (1990), but now it seems there are lots of people out there who enjoyed it too -- and Andy Beckett in the Guardian explains why.

It need no longer be a secret shame. Vineland is a fine book.

And I'll never forget the shock of excitement I felt at Pynchon namedropping Deleuze and Guattari on page 97: 'Fortunately Ralph Wayvone's library happened to include a copy of the indispensable Italian Wedding Fake Book by Deleuze & Guattari . . . '

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