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14:27 | 27-11-2008 | Internet, Literature | No Comments

немедленно после запуска отвалился проект Europeana:

The Europeana site is temporarily not accessible due to overwhelming interest after its launch (10 million hits per hour). <...> We will be back by mid-December.

всеобщий интерес, конечно, радует. однако, сейчас куда важнее другое — пользователь gnososgnosos нашел краткое содержание будущего романа Томаса Пинчона “Inherent Vice”:

It’s been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” except that this one usually leads to trouble. Despite which he soon finds himself drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives and passions whose cast of characters includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, a tenor sax player working undercover, an ex-con with a swastika tattoo and a fondness for Ethel Merman, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists.

и Каролина Келлогг, безусловно, права — роман таки обязан пересекаться с “The Crying of Lot 49”.

добавлено: а вот и небольшой отрывок (по ссылке от scalefree_netscalefree_net).


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