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... show more
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.
Publish date: October 31st 2006
Pages no: 776
Edition language: English
I think I found it difficult in the sense of its denseness in fact. Well, I find it hard to answer the “difficulty” question with much certainty; I'm equivocating. I don't love it all equally no, that's not the case. There are parts that I prefer immeasurably to others however, simply because I pref...
Best fiction book I've ever read (technically listened to).
This is not a typical fiction book. There is a real method to the madness within the story. It's not meant only to divert ones attention from the mundane or entertain, but to explore the human experience from one author's perspective. The ...
“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...
This is not a pleasurable read. This is not an unpleasurable read. This is a mind-dissolving read.The absurd coincidence of the Germans’ V-2 rocket bombings locations during World War II and Tyrone Slothrop’s mapping of sexual scores is merely the tip of the iceberg of the monumental illogicality th...
As I read more and more of the "Great Books" I become more and more comfortable with rejecting received opinion about the relative merits of books. Gravity's Rainbow is a book that is regularly given as a candidate for best book written after World War II. While the book is exceptionally clever, I...