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No matter how crazy things became in this book, I felt safe as long as I was inside its pages.

My opinion on Bleeding Edge? Our deep need for it to be true.

Books of the Week. So all kinds of make-believe – forget the delusional state the country’s in already – must suffer as well. He writes his own way, and he has written differently in each pnychon his novels, notwithstanding the similarity of subject matter in some of them. The cartoon comes back on, the villain is brought to pynchno. See, if violence is like a boomerang, we can probably expect it to come back to us now and then when we throw so much of it around the world. For all its investigative adventuring into heinous levels of corruption, this novel still filled me with warm fuzzies.

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon – review

Pynchon invents something called the “deep web” where people can get lost looking for themselves it seems, a place where you glimpse celebrities and witness beautiful graphics.

Admittedly this is largely due to my abiding interest in how paranoia widens one’s eyes to perverse wonders of the world, so that while reading Pynchon my daily world and my mind unfurl petal by petal flowerlike enhancing mundane details with auras of possible significance.


Purple Drank T-shirt, enough dress code violations to get him bleedin off the L train.

The jokes in this novel, incidentally, pynchob superb, with the comic tone perhaps a career high point: Whoever Pynchon is, whatever his reasons are for writing the secrets of the world with cues taken from a humanist comedian’s oeuvre, it’s always a delight because I love me a song and dance routine in a novel.

I think he does. Of course, this isn’t our reality we’re working with, but Pynchon’s, and so it’s a much easier thing for me to accept. People die but the world marches forward and will not stop as a courtesy to all the survivors who are left shaken and grieving.

This is a serious historical novel, one that expresses real important truths about the human condition, whether specific to the age we live in internet stuff, terrorism, and other stuff or universal love, this being emphatically one of the better love stories I’ve read, and paranoia, and other stuff.

Some reviewers have complained about this, which suggests that they really only like his other books because, hey, if you’re cool enough to read a book that not even you understand, how much cooler must you be than people who don’t read it at all?

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Hawaiian cultural references in Bleeding Edge. Carved out of a mountain in Afghanistan, that got dynamited by the Taliban back in the spring?

And the men and women of Bleeding Edge do indeed regress, searching out ever new ways to appear wise and hardened–all of which are ultra-commercialized or simply depraved. I think I’d have to read Bleeding Edge again before attempting any lit-crit-type analysis of paranoia’s role in this novel vs.

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Plus the stuff Pynchon writes about, whether love, sex, paranoia, violence, whatever, he’s also capable of evoking their corresponding emotions. I’m more of the camp that sez it’s naive to assume anything otherwise, but this is supposed to be a book review, and I was supposed to be done with my rant. It’s got all the good stuff, and a style of writing that will undoubtedly piss off that person at the New York Times.

But mostly, I loved the fully fleshed out heroin and her moral code adjusting to changing circumstances and priorities as the story advanced. And then there’s the language. It connects the dots, the packets, the pixels. Me and Tome I have a reputation on goodreads for being hyper-intelligent, indulging in reading difficult novels. He’s just trying to give you a feel of New York City during a bad start of the century.

Feb 28, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: The feeling that for all our posturing, for all our grasping towards decisions, we don’t get it. The novel is a detective story, with its major themes being the September 11 attacks in New York City and the transformation of the world by the Internet. Topics Thomas Pynchon The Observer. No, this is not a postmodern labyrinth housing a lunatic beast that is just itching to pummel the unsuspecting and unprepared with tricksy words and engineering metaphors.

Will perpetrators be revealed, forget about brought to justice?

Pynchon is the master of technology-as-metaphor.