Gravity's Rainbow Gravity's Rainbow

Gravity's Rainbow

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Publisher Description

Winner of the 1974 National Book Award

"The most profound and accomplished American novel since the end of World War II." - The New Republic


“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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1973
March 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
768
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Mikeythed ,

Funny, extraordinarily brilliant and a bit difficult

Not an easy book, but its pleasures are profound. Gravity's Rainbow is a tale told by a genius, signifying everything about the insane quest for control at the heart of the 20th century. And it's funny. Really funny. And detailed and dense and exquisitely written. And filled to the brim with sly puns and looney tunes. There are moments reading this book where I felt honored to be a member of the same species as its creator. It's one of the most outlandish stories ever told, spun by the finest storyteller you'll never know. But it's not for the faint of brain.

DrDarkMatter ,

Absolute Genius

Very complex. Very funny. Absolute genius.

MeCooter ,

Challenging but Worth the Effort

Likely the most complex book I’ve read. I was amazed at the detail. But I enjoyed every minute I spent reading it.

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