Gravity's RainboweBook - 2000
"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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vpl_booksjustforyou May 28, 2018
An award-winning postmodern epic , both experimental and unconventional. The enjoyment of this massive novel is cumulative and readers should be prepared to immerse themselves in the book's eccentric worldview.
vpl_booksjustforyou Apr 25, 2017
The final enjoyment of Pynchon's massive novel is cumulative and readers should be prepared to immerse themselves in the book's eccentric worldview. For the adventurous reader who enjoyed Murakami's 1Q84 or David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest.
vpl_booksjustforyou May 01, 2014
If you liked Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, you might like Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon. 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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