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5 hours ago, mjazzg said:

The only Pynchon I've read. Really enjoyed it

I think I've read and usually enjoyed everything by Pynchon  but it took me a long time to get through M&D because of the language. 

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6 hours ago, JSngry said:

They call this a novel, but I'm not sure that it really is. Reads more like history with the names changed to protect against lawsuits.

And some characters are composited.  The Phil Spector character is obvious, as is the Berry Gordy character, though the label reads as Vee Jay rather tha Motown in the later parts of the book.  Not sure who Mark Donovan is based on, and don't know enough about country music to ID those characters.  Book does great job of describing payola.

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Halfway through Madame Bovary, and I get the sense things aren't going to work out well for her.  🤔  But no more spoilers.  🤐

After this, Angela Carter's Wise Children, her last novel.

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Then this weekend, I have a very long bus ride to Detroit and back.  Then plan is to take Fante's Bandini Quartet.  I'll likely finish it on the trip or just after.

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10 hours ago, Bluesnik said:

You won´t be disappointed by it. Specially the first and last novels. I have it too and read it no too long ago.

I hope so.  I've owned it for over 15 years, and I'm finally going to tackle it...

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