Gravitys Rainbow

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.

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Synopsis, anyone?

Good evening, and welcome to the Arthur Ludlow Memorial Baths, Newport, for this year's finals of the All-England Summarize Proust Competition.

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.


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