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The Family Man: A Review of Thomas Pynchon’s BLEEDING EDGE by

But traipsing through Bleeding Edge, Pynchon’s latest novel, one notices that we only brush by the ragged blind energy of Pynchon’s early work. Gone are Tom’s four-day lease-breaking parties that end in drug-laced epiphanies, drunken Navymen howling for hoorhouses, meditations on heat-death… Now his protagonists would rather skip the whole orgy thing, order take-out, and put on an old Bette Davis movie.