Set in the seventies, Inherent Vice seems like an apt book to look into for #ThrowbackThursday. Especially for those who've read the book and want to delve deeper into Pynchon's world. JD at Pynchon in Public, is hosting a series of podcasts on the novel; I thought I'd share them with you here. This first episode covers chapters 1 - 4, it's about an hour, so settle in and go back to the 70's and hear what the folks at Pynchon in Public have to say about Doc et al.
"In which we begin Season Two: Inherent Vice. Published in 2009, Inherent Vice follows the investigations stoner/gumshoe Larry “Doc” Sportello as he tried to unravel what is either several mysteries, one big mystery, or perhaps reality itself in 1970s California.
In this podcast we discuss Chapters 1 through 4, including character, theme, and humor analysis, and manage to fit in a real-time example of how the internet is a liar."
And because really, I can't get enough of this outlandish trailer, here's the Inherent Vice teaser. Film geeks take note, my son is loving it but worries about the color correction.