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I finished reading Gravity's Rainbow tonight.  It has certainly… - delta_november

Sep. 12th, 2007

10:30 pm

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I finished reading Gravity's Rainbow tonight.  It has certainly earned its impenetrable reputation.  It barely has a beginning, and very little in the way of ending.  It's just one long slug of stuff.  Nothing is explained to the reader who may be less than ideally educated.  Metaphor is couched in differential equations, organic chemistry, tarot, ballistics, narcotics, and sadomasochism.  My simplest one-line summary would be "Fear and Loathing in Late-War Germany."

I feel a better person for reading it, but I'm glad it's done.  Now I can return to reading fluffy books until it's time for the next voyage of discovery: volume 2 of Proust.