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GRAVITY'S RAINBOW

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Between V., Pynchon's maverick if disorderly first novel, and Gravity's Rainbow, which is still more unstrung and far denser while lacking the narrative encroachment of the earlier book, there is even a direct line of extension. Very literally — it is a third longer than the original's 500 pages; but where V. was only death-directed, this seems almost death-obsessed and annihilation (from the V ... Read full review

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Review: Gravity's Rainbow

User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

I've come to the conclusion that this book is the lovechild of War and Peace and Ulysses. It's huge, with an enormously complicated cast of characters, impenetrable writing, confusing sentence ... Read full review

Review: Gravity's Rainbow

User Review  - Nonamedufus - Goodreads

I bailed after about 150 pages. This was a complicated and complex novel that I just couldn't concentrate on. Pynchon comes highly recommended but I just couldn't cotton to his writing style. Read full review

Review: Gravity's Rainbow

User Review  - Goodreads

I bailed after about 150 pages. This was a complicated and complex novel that I just couldn't concentrate on. Pynchon comes highly recommended but I just couldn't cotton to his writing style. Read full review

Review: Gravity's Rainbow

User Review  - Goodreads

This is going to take a long time to read, and for now it's best to sum this up via a friend who spotted me reading it. He's been reading it for years, here and there flipping into it and pondering. It's that kind of book. Read full review

Review: Gravity's Rainbow

User Review  - Goodreads

'And yet, and yet: there is Murphy's Law to consider, that brash Irish proletarian restatement of Gödel's Theorem - when everything has been taken care of, when nothing can go wrong, or even surprise us... somethin will. Read full review

Review: Gravity's Rainbow

User Review  - Goodreads

One of those books I always thought I "should" read. First pick for newly formed book club ! And Thomas Pynchon is either mad,on drugs or a genius. But I dont care which, this is a deliberately obtuse ... Read full review

Review: Gravity's Rainbow

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Extraordinary, brilliant -- but also tedious, annoying, indulgent, etc. (and though Pynchon might not like the comparison), along with Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, the best expression of the ... Read full review

Review: Gravity's Rainbow

User Review  - Timothy Teigen - Goodreads

“Gravity's Rainbow” by Thomas Pynchon is the greatest American novel ever written. There, I said it. (I won't opine on American Novels not written). Less controversial, and maybe less interesting to ... Read full review

Review: Gravity's Rainbow

User Review  - Alex Dibona - Goodreads

Pynchon is like Faulkner, only funy. Reading the book, you get the sense that Pynchon really knows something and is very wise, what he knows is less clear, towards the end I did wonder if the book ... Read full review

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