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.