Gravity’s Rainbow was to the second half of the 20th century what James Joyce’s Ulysses was to the first.

It is a science fiction postmodern classic with in depth analysis of the impact of technology.

The book’s part one is difficult to read and is a portrait of wartime London.

Author Pynchon takes joy in pummelling the reader with characters and plot lines that take dramatic turns in the narrative.

The political message of the book is that war is a hellish nightmare and the aftermath is equally bad.

With a non-linear plot, the book is a journey through the chaos of a destroyed Germany and human depravity.

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TO DO: Read Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon.

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