Gravity's Rainbow (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 13, 2012 - Fiction - 768 pages
1454 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
The writing is atrocious: confusing for one thing. - Goodreads
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Indecipherable plot. - Goodreads
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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

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'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

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About the author (2012)

Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books include The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, and Mason & Dixon.

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