Following ‘Inherent Vice’ Down the Rabbit Hole

By Amanda Festa
“What goes around may come around, but it never ends up exactly the same place, you ever notice? Like a record on a turntable, all it takes is one groove's difference and the universe can be on into a whole 'nother song.”
― Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice is a detective story on the surface, but this surface is distorted by the sun-soaked glare and dim smoky haze that coat every inch of Doc Sportello’s trippy, drug-fuelled journey through 1970 Los Angeles. And the contact high is hard to avoid as he unravels a web of intricately linked clues and characters to sol...

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