Inherent vice genre crossword

So goes an early exchange in Inherent Vice, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s lasciviously comic detective novel. Set amidst the druggy beach scene of 1970 California, the movie is a witty, bleak and affectionate riff on the gumshoe genre, from the hard-boiled, early noir days to Robert Altman’s Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon--Private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre that is at once exciting and accessible, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there.

Inherent Vice By Thomas Pynchon Jonathan Cape 15.19. Notorious for producing vast books at enigmatically long intervals, Thomas Pynchon is having a late