Gravity's Rainbow

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Penguin, 1995 - Fiction - 760 pages
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Overview: Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, Gravity's Rainbow is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the twentieth century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an intellectual tour de force. Winner of the 1974 National Book Award.
  

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A love story, really. - Goodreads
The writing is atrocious: confusing for one thing. - Goodreads
Some of the most amazing prose I've ever read. - Goodreads
Indecipherable plot. - Goodreads
Wondeful story telling. - Goodreads
Perhaps I just hate postmodern writing. - Goodreads

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This is one of Time's 100 Greatest Novels, and is often declared “one of the most important works of American fiction.” About 50 pages in, I was confused about what I was reading, so I went to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Definitely warrants a second read down the road but I just never totally connected this go through. Read full review

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Contents

Beyond the Zero
1
Un Perm au Casino Hermann Goering
179
In the Zone
279
The Counterforce
617
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

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

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