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Gravity's Rainbow

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In the mid-1960s, the publication of Pynchon's V and The Crying of Lot 49 introduced a brilliant new voice to American literature. Gravity's Rainbow, ... Show synopsis

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  • Gravity's Rainbow (Penguin Books) – Trade paperback (2006)
    by Thomas Pynchon

    Gravity's Rainbow

    Trade paperback, Penguin Books
    2006
    English
    Penguin Classics Deluxe ed.
    776 pages

    ISBN: 0143039946
    ISBN-13: 9780143039945

    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 20th century as Joyce's "Ulysses" was to the first.

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Reviews of Gravity's Rainbow

Overall customer rating: 5.000
unowen
by unowen on Mar 26, 2009

This is an author that you cant put down too long before you have to start over. One must have patience reading Pynchon.

Jake

Still a breath-taking novel

by Jake on Apr 5, 2007

I have read GR numerous times and each time it is still an education. The book really does require a couple of readings to grasp all its intricacies, and there are passages I still don't understand, but overall, the experience is more than worth it. So, not for the faint of heart, but stick with it and all will become clear in the end. Pynchon is famously reclusive, and really, his attitude is admirable: The works speak for themselves. He doesn't need to put himself in the limelight. There are dozens of plots, dozens of characters, and through it all some astonishingly lyrical passages, as well as some pretty rough stuff. The book defies easy categorization, and easy description. It will defeat your expectations of time, plot and character -- but is immensely entertaining nonetheless.

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John S

Lots of hard work, but why?

I picked up Gravity's Rainbow along with Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, after seeing a bumper sticker that said ?My other car is a Pynchon novel?. Though not an avid reader I do tend towards classics, classic Sci-Fi in particular. I enjoyed Slow Learner but I guess I?m just not ... Read more

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