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Gravity's Rainbow

Pynchon, Thomas (eBook - 2000)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Penguin Putnam
Winner of the 1974 National Book Award

“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.”



Authors: Pynchon, Thomas
Statement of Responsibility: Thomas Pynchon
Title: Gravity's rainbow
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2000
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Notes: Electronic book
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] Penguin Group US 2012 Available via World Wide Web
Subject Headings: Soldiers Fiction Rockets (Ordnance) Fiction Rocketry Fiction World War, 1939-1945 Fiction Americans Europe Fiction Europe Fiction
Genre/Form: War stories
Science fiction
Electronic books
Topical Term: Soldiers
Rockets (Ordnance)
Rocketry
World War, 1939-1945
Americans
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library
3M Company
ISBN: 9781101594650
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
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Dec 17, 2012
  • wbellott rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Pynchon combines the dark humor of Joseph Heller with the surreality of Philip K Dick.

Jan 19, 2012
  • timforker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Just made it past the bananas and going strong!!

1974 National Book Award - Fiction

Nov 22, 2010
  • daymakerdave rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Just started reading this one. So far it's complicated and wierd. A little hard to follow so far.

Sep 17, 2009
  • michael12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Pynchon and comics http://www.walrusmagazine.com/blogs/2009/08/12/pynchon-and-comics

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