Legendary author Thomas Pynchon, winner of the National Book Award for his classic Gravity's Rainbow, applies his inimitable style to the mystery novel. 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.
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by Thomas Pynchon
by Ron McLarty
by Thomas Cahill
by Walter Dean Myers
by Sarah Loudin Thomas
by Les Standiford
by Robert Crais
"Ron McLarty's rough but honeyed voice is ideal for a story built around Doc Sportello, an aging P.I. who means to feel groovy no matter what. And yes, by groovy, he often just means stoned. Like Doc, McLarty's seen and read a lot, having recorded more than 100 books and won many AUDIOFILE Earphones Awards. He's even a bestselling novelist himself. Thomas Pynchon's also been around, having won the National Book Award for GRAVITY'S RAINBOW in 1974. An author best known for dense writing that makes readers scratch their heads, he's switched genres, here writing a crime novel set in California in the drug-rich 1970s. It's an intoxicating compound of disciplined prose and dissolute characters. Even the wicked amuse. B.H.C. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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