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Great, another Pynchon novel I'll be forced to grapple with, because, well, it's another Pynchon novel.

 

Thanks for the heads up, TGO, you sadistic so and so.

Edited by Absomphe

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She was next approached by a smooth gent with blindingly pomaded gray hair with a gigantic emerald ring(?) on his pinky, who pressed upon her cup after cup of a strange incandescent liquid from a punch bowl until she was seeing nickelodeon shows in the wallpaper.
(p. 350, Against The Day)
They finally parted company in New Orleans after a confused and repetitive headache of a night that began at the establishment of Monsieur Peychaud, where the Sazeracs, though said to've been invented there, were not a patch, it seemed to Reef, on those available at Bob Stockton's bar in Denver, though those Absinthe Frappés were another matter. After taking on fuel, the party moved out into the French Quarter hunting for modes of intoxication "more exotic," meaning, if you pushed it, some form of zombie powder.
(p. 368, Against The Day)

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Quite a few Absinthe references in the Quaternion party section of "Against the Day" around page 529.

 

Even a description of Hemingway's "Death in the Afternoon" cocktail later in the chapter.

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