Gravity's Rainbow (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 13, 2012 - Fiction - 627 pages
600 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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User Review  - Aidan Darnell - Goodreads

Some of the most amazing prose I've ever read. Indecipherable plot. 10/10 best example of postmodernism ever. 10/10 best example of why postmodernism sucks. 6/10 overall. Read full review

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User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

Very well written. Dense, full of references i probably didn't fully understand. Alternatingly funny and dark. Difficult and long book. Short on plot. Not as enjoyable as some of Pynchon's other novels (lot 49, V, Vineland, Inherent Vice), but overall well done. 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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