Gravity's Rainbow (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 13, 2012 - Fiction - 627 pages
796 Reviews
Winner of the 1974 National Book Award

“A screaming comes across the sky. . .” A few months after the Germans’ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing the V-2 impact sites. The implications of this discovery will launch Slothrop on an amazing journey across war-torn Europe, fleeing an international cabal of military-industrial superpowers, in search of the mysterious Rocket 00000, through a wildly comic extravaganza that has been hailed in The New Republic as “the most profound and accomplished American novel since the end of World War II.”  


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A love story, really. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Lloyd Fassett - Goodreads

6/25/14 found out about it by a fake movie movie review of Blood Meridian not directed by Stanley Kubrick that Cormac McCarthy favorited on Facebook, that maybe showed up in my FB stream cause the book is listed as one of my favorite books here Read full review

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I have bachelor's degrees in psychology and chemical engineering, and am currently working on a PhD in chemical engineering focused on polymers. Most of the humor in this book (and it is *hilarious ... Read full review

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Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity’s Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland, Mason & Dixon, Against the Day, and, most recently, Inherent Vice. He received the National Book Award for Gravity’s Rainbow in 1974.

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