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Publisher's Summary

Thomas Pynchon has a reputation as a "difficult" author - but he doesn't have to be! With this new guide, Gravity's Rainbow can be understood by the average listener. Included are: a chapter-by-chapter summary and commentary on the story, a thorough description of all major characters, a biography of Pynchon, suggestions for essay topics, and much more. This guide is guaranteed to help you finish and make sense of Gravity's Rainbow - all in a concise and easy format. Whether you are totally new to the book or just want to deepen your understanding, this guide will save you hours of struggle and frustration.

©2015 Robert Crayola (P)2016 Robert Crayola

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  • John M. Howitt
  • 08-05-17

Makes the actual GR book much more accessible

What did you like most about The Gravity's Rainbow Handbook?

Gives a really good mental map of the book, the structure and the characters but in no way diminishes the actual novel.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gravity's Rainbow Handbook?

The list of the characters, some very droll comments in there.

What does Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr. bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

A very measured reading but eminently listenable to.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No but that was not the intention of the book.

Any additional comments?

Essential reading before tackling GR