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Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon
Gravity's Rainbow
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140996999 (0140996990)
Publisher: Penguin
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 On Preterition: "Gravity's Rainbow" by Thomas Pynchon
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...
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Tolle Lege!. rated it
5.0 Gravity's Rainbow
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 ...
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3.0 Gravity's Rainbow / Thomas Pynchon
“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...
The Boat Was My Friend
The Boat Was My Friend rated it
4.0 A screaming comes across the sky.
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...
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2.0 Gravity's Rainbow
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...
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