Thomas Pynchon’s new novel displays all the bravura imagination of the rest of his oeuvre, but sees the elusive writer finally coming to terms with the world

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Frances Weaver introduces a new monthly column about the internet

We imagine that the web is a forum for uncensored thought. We couldn’t be more wrong