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Thomas Pynchon

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 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. 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 . . .

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 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. 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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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 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. 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 . . .

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ron McLarty

Length:

14h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:49


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

11:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

11:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:32


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

12:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

12:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:55


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

11:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

11:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

12:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

11:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

13:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:51


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

13:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

11:49


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

11:03


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:09


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

10:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:41


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

11:26


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:32


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

11:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:20


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

10:25


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

12:05


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:40


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:32


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:01


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:54


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

12:55


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:30


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:00


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:58


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:31


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

10:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:18