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Monday, Aug 3, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by John Carvill
Bright Lights Film Journal (August 2009)

“Thomas Pynchon’s darkly satirical masterpiece, Gravity’s Rainbow, doesn’t so much lodge itself in your mind as burn a permanent hole in the fabric of your psyche. Its structure is so complex, convoluted, and self-reflexive that it doesn’t so much have a “plot” as a “Mandelbrot.” It doesn’t so much come to an end as twist itself round, like some sort of multidimensional mobius strip, to meet up again with its own ominous beginning. Along the way, so many ill omens and grotesque morbidities have flown past that it might seem impossible for Pynchon to up the portentousness ante any further.”


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