Pynchon Wiki: Bleeding Edge
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This is the Wiki for Thomas Pynchon's Bleeding Edge. Besides using the Alphabetical Index and the page-by-page annotation, you can also take a look at Bleeding Edge cover analyses, read the reviews, or entertain some theories on the source of the title.
Penguin Press's "Trailer" for Bleeding Edge and other promotional campaigns
Here's Penguin's trailer (Hmm...) for Bleeding Edge ... Features a different "Tom Pynchon" from the one who narrated the Inherent Vice trailer, and although it might not send folks rushing to the bookstore, but it's certain created a buzz! Writer William Gibson tweeted "Absolutely the best novel trailer so far in the history of the world" on September 4!
Penguin Press says the video was produced by Riz Sauvage (French: "Wild Rice") Productions, an outfit hithertofore unheard of, with zero presence online...
Also, the back cover of the advance reading copy says that they will have "promotional book playlist; wide-ranging online and social network campaign; comprehensive internet blog campaign" and so on. One of the few inconspicuous websites that might be linked to the campaign is found on hashslingrz, where you can read several very Pynchonesque short-shorts.
Featured ArticlesRead the review... Bleeding Edge I became curious as to just who this grumpy critic is. If you're curious too, read "Assessing Michiko Kakutani":
"Kakutani doesn't offer the stylistic flair, the wit, or the insight one gets from Kael and other first-rate critics; for her, the verdict is the only thing. One has the sense of her deciding roughly at Page 2 whether or not a book is worthy; reading the rest of it to gather evidence for her case; spending some quality time with the Thesaurus; and then taking a large blunt hammer and pounding the message home." Read on...Read the review...
How to Use this Wiki
There are two major ways to use this wiki. The first is the Bleeding Edge Alphabetical Index, used to keep track of the myriad characters, real and imagined, as well as events, arcana, and lots of other stuff. The second is the Spoiler-Free Annotations by Page, which allows the reader to look up and contribute allusions and references while reading the book, in a convenient and spoiler-free manner.
Apart from those, it's up to you.
Information on the characters, events, and everything else in Bleeding Edge, organized alphabetically:==Bleeding Edge Alpha Guide to Characters, Places & More==
Page by Page Annotations
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