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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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User Review  - ScoLgo - LibraryThing

★★★-3/4 Dense, funny and brilliant. This is a good book that fully deserves it's reputation as a difficult read. There are so many great reviews and explanations already written that I don't feel a ... Read full review

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User Review  - M.Campanella - LibraryThing

A friend once reviewed a book merely by asserting how long it had been around, as if this were an automatic testament to its worth. I had to remind them that Mein Kampf was quickly approaching a ... Read full review

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User Review  - alexrichman - LibraryThing

Infinite Jest's cranky uncle - the hardest book I've ever read. There are 900 pages and 400 characters, and far more casual paedophilia than I'm used to, but despite my difficulties, it's obviously a ... Read full review

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User Review  - bodachliath - LibraryThing

Well I suppose you could say "this is rocket science", but this is a very difficult book to summarise. On one hand you could see it as obscene, rambling and unfocused, but on the other full of humour ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gregorio_Roth - LibraryThing

Caveat Lector: There is no way to summarize such an enormous novel with any type of justice. Here lies a book that is a creative germ. It is really one where you allow it to wash over you and as it ... Read full review

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User Review  - WHA - LibraryThing

I read this many years ago. Definitely starts slow, but it's incredible. I always thought the best tip to start is to know that Tyrone Slothrop is the main character. By the time I had finished, I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Praj05 - LibraryThing

It has been more than a month since I bunged Slothrop’s world of paranoia. Yet, the very mention of Gravity’s Rainbow sends an agonizing quiver through my spine. With a half-burnt Marlboro dangling in ... Read full review

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User Review  - DavidCLDriedger - LibraryThing

Bowed out half way, hit a point of diminishing returns. Read full review

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User Review  - bontley - LibraryThing

A great deal of the book I absolutely hated; post-modernism just ain't for me. But I would be a lousy literary snob without reading the damn thing. Read full review

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