Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Gravity’s Rainbow is written by the American author Thomas Pynchon. It was published on 28 February 1973. This novel includes 760 pages. The main characters of this novel are Tyrone Slothrop, Roger Mexico, Pirate Prentice, Kevin Spectro, Teddy Bloat and Pig Bodine. The publisher is Viking Press, Bantam Books, and Penguin Books. The novel is set when the world war two ends. It’s a complex story.In this novel, a German military rocket V-2 rockets are discussed in the rocket. Rocket is installed with the secret serial number “00000”. The novel discusses the gap between high and low culture.
There are four parts of a novel first is “Beyond the Zero” second is “Un Perm’ a Casino Hermann Goering” third is “In the Zone” and the last one is “The Counterforce“. The major character of the novel when the novel starts is Pirate Prentice he is an employee of Special Operations Executive. The novel won the National Book Award for Fiction award in 1974 in the United States. And also won Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in the same year.
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