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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  - myfanwy - LibraryThing

This was one of those books that I finally picked up after many recommendations. I cannot help but compare it to that other tome of more recent years, Infinite Jest. Both authors have a love of ... Read full review

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User Review  - JaneSteen - LibraryThing

I can’t even begin to encompass what Gravity’s Rainbow’s about – I know that there’s at least one companion book out there (costing more than the novel itself) to explain it all to you. I didn’t ... Read full review

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User Review  - skylightbooks - LibraryThing

The greatest American novel of the 20th century; bar none. Although a difficult text that most never finish, the rewards waiting for those who do are immense. Often compared to Joyce, the plot ... Read full review

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User Review  - figre - LibraryThing

That’s it. I give up. Look, I’ve plowed through many books – good, bad, pathetic (think The Time Traveler’s Wife), insufferable, insert your favorite adjective here. I had to stop after 30 pages of ... Read full review

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An American Book of the Dead, how to exist under the shadow of the Rocket.

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Yeah, it's like that. But what's behind it?

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User Review  - isomdm - LibraryThing

Worst book I have ever read. Read full review

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User Review  - pferguson - LibraryThing

one of the best books of the 20th century. Read full review

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User Review  - CapitainImperio - LibraryThing

What an annoying book! A very talented writer chose to write a long, frequently tedious shaggy dog story. Read full review


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