Not an easy book, but its pleasures are profound. Gravity's Rainbow is a tale told by a genius, signifying everything about the insane quest for control at the heart of the 20th century. And it's funny. Really funny. And detailed and dense and exquisitely written. And filled to the brim with sly puns and looney tunes. There are moments reading this book where I felt honored to be a member of the same species as its creator. It's one of the most outlandish stories ever told, spun by the finest storyteller you'll never know. But it's not for the faint of brain.