A massive, multi-faceted novel (ISBN 0140188592 ) by ThomasPynchon about the V2 rocket, Germany's super weapon of WWII, among other things. The title refers to the parabolic arc of the rockets' path from the mainland to London.
People on Wiki who are trying to read this book:
MikeSmith (has started it five times so far but never finished - just way too scattered)
TerryLorber (I've failed.) (Now 2/3 of the way through on my third attempt.)
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It's really a book about statistics.
Does it cover the economics of the rockets? Hitler was said to have a penchant for "expensive toys" that at times appeared irrational, or at least poorly weighed.