Gravity's Rainbow

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Penguin, Jun 13, 2012 - Fiction - 768 pages
992 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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Sprawling book a bit like Infinite Jest meets Catch-22 in Blitz London. A lot of focus on the male member...women are entirely objects. Pity that such a talented writer couldn't provide his writerly ... Read full review

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Here are my impressions of this book. They will sound like: 1. That I hate the book (which I DID NOT) and 2. That I have no idea what the book is actually about (which may be true): GR is a really ... 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 (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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