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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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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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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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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