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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  - Alysa - Goodreads

I have bachelor's degrees in psychology and chemical engineering, and am currently working on a PhD in chemical engineering focused on polymers. Most of the humor in this book (and it is *hilarious ... Read full review

Review: Gravity's Rainbow

User Review  - Michael Grogan - Goodreads

I am undecided if Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow is insane brilliance or eloquent gibberish. Despite the literary hub-bub around this work, I lean torward the latter. A reading endurance challenge ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dirk - Goodreads

Welcome to Pynchonland: A population of weirdos, Mystics, and misfits! Read full review

Review: Gravity's Rainbow

User Review  - Scott Daley - Goodreads

I don't think I really 'get' Pynchon. Some great blips and moments here and there but really doesn't hold together or else I just don't know what to take away from it in the slightest. Read full review

Review: Gravity's Rainbow

User Review  - Brad - Goodreads

IG Farben and Pavlovian conditioning and a V2 rocket. Read full review

Review: Gravity's Rainbow

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

I never expected Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow to be an easy read, but I greatly underestimated exactly how challenging it would be. Not since William Gaddis's The Recognitions have I had to move ... Read full review

Review: Gravity's Rainbow

User Review  - Richard Flint - Goodreads

Long, mesmerising, impenetrable, vivid, oddly compelling, enigmatic, long - didn't understand a word of it but what a ride. So much inevitably missed and probably much more I did't understand or ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex Daniel - Goodreads

GRAVITY'S RAINBOW is a book that was constantly on my periphery. For several years now, I've wanted to read it, but I felt like I wanted to wait for the right moment to do so. The same thing happened ... Read full review

Review: Gravity's Rainbow

User Review  - Brad Pettigrew - Goodreads

I can say hands down after reading this that it is one of my favorite books, if not my favorite. Pynchon has such a wide intellectual scope and packs his text so dense that no one save the author ... Read full review

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