Friday, March 19, 2004

A.O. Scott on Neil Young's movie Greendale: "At times it feels like a book of short stories set to music — a touch of Raymond Carver, a hint of Sherwood Anderson — or like a variation on the themes of "Vineland," Thomas Pynchon's underrated novel of the Northern California counterculture in twilight."

Glad to see I'm not the only one who made that connection, although Young doesn't strike me as a Pynchon reader. But from the moment I heard Greendale all those characters -- Zoyd, Prairie, Frenesi, Brock -- came swimming up to the surface.

Be the rain!

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