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Vyrva, the Beanie Baby

In what follows I while attempt to persuade you that Vyrva and Beanie Babies are essentially the same. Throughout the novel, I’ve felt that Vyrva’s character never contributes any sustenance to the story. She seems to pop up in certain … Continue reading

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The internet

“She’s lost. There is no map. It isn’t like being lost in any of the romantic tourist destinations back in meatspace. Serendipities here are unlikely to be in the cards, only a feeling she recognizes from dreams, a sense of … Continue reading

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The Look Into DeepArcher

One of the most memorable scenes of the Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge thus far is the descriptive moment when Maxine is exposed to DeepArcher for the first time: “A splash screen comes on, in shadow-modulated 256-color daylight, no titles, no music. … Continue reading

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Dotcom Dilemma

When I first began to read Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon one area that I found to be engaging was a conversation between Maine and Vyrva, in chapter four, on page 37–the conversation reads as the following: Maxine is much … Continue reading

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Benford’s Law Begins Everything

The paragraph I chose comes in after Maxine finished a conversation with friends about beanie babies in the end of chapter 4. The book suddenly transitions from this simple topic to a serious discussion on Benford’s Law: “Though it’s been … Continue reading

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Untraceability an Impossibility?

And here they all are tonight, converged into this born-again imitation of their own American heartland, here in the bad Big Apple. Blending with this for as long as she can, Maxine finally seeks refuge in the subway, takes the … Continue reading

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Marvin the Kozmonaut

“Maxine squints through the peephole and here’s Marvin the kozmonaut, dreads pushed up under his bike helmet, orange jacket and blue cargo pants, and over his shoulder an orange messenger bag with the running-man logo of the recently failed kozmo.com.” … Continue reading

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