By Thomas Pynchon
Within the mid-1960s, the book of Pynchon's V and The Crying of Lot forty nine brought a super new voice to American literature. Gravity's Rainbow, his convoluted, allusive novel a couple of metaphysical quest, released in 1973, additional proven Pynchon's attractiveness as one of many maximum writers of the century.
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These great 18 T H E B O O K O F B A R E LY I M A G I N E D B E I N G S towns . . and buildings rising from the water, all made of stone, seemed like an enchanted vision . . Indeed some of our soldiers asked whether it was not all a dream . . It was all so wonderful that I do not know how to describe this first glimpse of things never heard of, seen, or dreamed of before. It must have looked a little like Venice, only with the twin cities, or altepetls, of Tenochtitlán and Tlatelolco dominating Lake Texcoco, the largest of five shallow bodies of water in a broad valley surrounded by volcanic mountains rather than a marsh and lagoon on the edge of the sea.
On the abyssal plains, the so-called desert of the deep sea floor, large herds of sea cucumbers are constantly grazing on the detritus that has fallen from above. ) Unlike these animals, however, the Crown of Thorns is no longer a scavenger, having acquired a taste for living flesh. Dressed in brilliant shades of purple, blue, orange red, white and grey and with anything from seven to twenty-three (but usually about fifteen) rays around a central dome, it bristles with poisonous spikes – a submarine version T H E B O O K O F B A R E LY I M A G I N E D B E I N G S of Pinhead, the extradimensional being in the horror film Hellraiser.