London, Jonathan Cape, (2009). The advance reading copy of the first British edition of Pynchon's take on the hardboiled American detective novel. Basis for a Hollywood movie -- not surprisingly, the first of Pynchon's books to be adapted to the screen -- but it received mixed reviews: it's hard to imagine that a Pynchon book could ever be directly translated to film and be as coherent (if that's the right word) as the book. Fine in wrappers. [#033194] $375
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