106: I Almost Spit Out My Tea

In which we have a look at sections two through five of chapter 7 of Thomas Pynchon’s first novel, V.

Bo mentions that Vheissu reminds him of The Vhorr, a novel by Brian Catling.

Alan mentions the movie Lost Horizon (1937).

Bo points out the Pynchon is the first person credited with using “shrink” to mean a therapist in the Oxford English Dictionary. Here is a screenshot.

The Birth of Venus painting at the heart of the story.

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