Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

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The narrative is set primarily in Europe at the end of World War II and centers on the design, production and dispatch of V-2 rockets by the German military, and, in particular, the quest undertaken by several characters to uncover the secret of a mysterious device named the "Schwarzgerät" that is to be installed in a rocket with the serial number "00000."

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The 202nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  2. - 3rd on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  3. - 42nd on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  4. - 100th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  5. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)
  6. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  7. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  8. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  9. - The Dream of the Great American Novel (Book)
  10. - National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)
  11. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)
  12. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)

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