Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

Set during the end of World War II, the novel follows Tyrone Slothrop, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, as he tries to uncover the truth behind a mysterious device, the "Schwarzgerät", that the Germans are using in their V-2 rockets. The narrative is complex and multi-layered, filled with a vast array of characters and subplots, all connected by various themes such as paranoia, technology, and the destructive nature of war. The book is known for its encyclopedic nature and its challenging, postmodernist style.

The 183rd greatest book of all time


Published
1973
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
760-776
Words
305,000
Original Language
English

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