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And something about the world feels different today. Real-ish Review Dwell upon our memories, but there are no facts.

Aug 26, Pages Buy. I have been summarily corrected! Somewhere, down at some shameful dark recess of the national soul, we need to feel betrayed, even guilty. Sep 19, Jonfaith rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s shitty and it’s good.

Otherwise, just your average working mom—two boys in elementary school, an off-and-on situation with her sort of semi-ex-husband Horst, life as normal as it ever gets in the neighborhood—till Maxine starts looking into the finances of a computer-security firm and its billionaire geek CEO, whereupon things begin rapidly to jam onto the subway and head downtown.

I won’t count this as a spoiler for there is a continuous sense of foreboding in the chapters preceding it, but he still makes it affecting, but not melodramatic or kitschy. That feeling is real and true. And if you’ve failed to notice the overlap between the tech and “defense” read: I was getting ready for class, and the TV was on the background.

Bleeding Edge, by Thomas Pynchon, review

We all get lost there the first time in. Chances are, if you’re reading Pynchon a the date of this review, you probably lived through September 11 or 11 September as the book had formatted it, which seemed odd considering the “Americanness” of the story.

Bleeding Edge Thomas Pynchon. And then there is the punningly named DeepArcher, one of the strangest spaces in any Pynchon novel. Yet it’s impossible to read this product of time and experience and not feel amused, entertained, and moved.


Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon – review

View all 63 comments. The Best Books of This is where so much of the book’s heart comes into play, as September 11 and parenthood become inextricably linked: Shoals of red herrings keep swimming by, many edye them never seen again.

The sudden appearance of a strange, short, human-like creature sends her into a panic and she flees in a hurry. Preview — Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon.

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And finally there’s the all time punk classic parlor game of complaining that Ilikehis Everyone’s favorite parlor game for BE is to decide whether it’s major, minor, or minor-major Pynchon, except that nobody can even decide what other books go in which slots, let alone where this one falls.

Pynchon is accountable to nothing and nobody but his own muse. I’m sure other people will write much much much better reviews talking about how he succeeded or failed with the brainy stuff.

In many ways, and maybe it’s just because I haven’t read many of the other contemporary novels that probably exist and deal with the internet and bleeeding impact on today’s world, Bleeding Edge does a better job than any other work of fiction I’ve read of detailing the exact weird realities and exactly what’s weird about those realities of living with this stuff and all it entails, yes for the paranoiac but also just for everyday life.

Jul 01, Greg rated it really liked it Shelves: There may not be quite as much money around Thomas Pynchon brings us to New York in the early days of the internet It is in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th.

Well, I mean, right up to when I read Inherent Vice.

Which of course is not to suggest that Bush and his people have actually gone out and staged the events of 11 September.

Ex-husband Horst had told Maxine the day before he was going to be working all night, and she now fears the worst. Sep 22, Aaron Arnold rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bleeding Edge has a vagabond third-person narration — its perspective is sometimes Maxine’s, sometimes no one’s, and sometimes it sounds a lot like a male, American author commenting on things he doesn’t like; the Hamptons, for example, are “a diseased fantasy”.

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A trader with an office in the World Trade Centre, Horst is a man who eats his ice cream from the tub with two spoons, who gives his ex-wife multiple orgasms, a man who — in an eloquent quip at the expense of the American mind — thinks Inshallah is “Arabic for whatever”.

Jun 12, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Like at one point our heroine is stumped about a crime investigation, having already been on the scene and uncovered absolutely nothing, and she’s got an appointment with her acupuncturist, who is late, and it evge so happens that the sexy stranger in the waiting room with her is a “professional nose,” so of course through a series of clever subterfuges she pynchoj him over to the crime scene and he recognizes the lingering whiff of an obsolete cologne in the air, which gets her that much closer to figuring out whodunit.

Of course, the year means something besides HAL and Dave now, and Pynchon spirits us through “that terrible morning” in September–and its “infantilizing” aftermath–with unhysterical grace. Maxine, in following the hashslingrz money, finds some of it is being diverted into Lester Traipse’s account. Maybe with Jesus 2.

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon: Maxine is a mother first and last, wife, and skeptic with antennae for a scam. The Russians try a vircator attack on a Gabriel server farm. Also by Thomas Pynchon. Click here for help with editing and creating pages.

Only difference now is that we do a fine enough job surveilling ourselves. The purpose is to get people cranked up in a certain way.