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Review: 'White Noise' by Don DeLillo

 The new term has started and I am back to university reading. The list is pretty different this time around and I’m excited to jump in. 365 more words


White Noise

Don Delillo’s White Noise is an inward adventure through the post-modern post-consumerist 1980s brand-heavy, corporate-driven, death-fearing, paranoid America.  Jack Gladney is on his fourth wife, and has four children; he is a professor with a specialty – a smart move in this America – and possesses a deep and dark driving force of fear, set to the soundtrack of constant empty broadcast background noise.   562 more words

Don DeLillo, Falling Man

Falling Man by Don DeLillo

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have avoided Falling Man for a decade because a novel about 9/11 by Don DeLillo seemed so literal—every novel by Don DeLillo is about 9/11, is about people driven to desperate acts by the desire to feel some real encounter with the numinous otherwise barred by modern secular society, is about the ambient and endless anxiety with which modern secular society replaces the numinous as memento mori. 1,389 more words

Book Reviews

Don DeLillo - Underworld

Parla la tua lingua, l’americano, e c’è una luce nel suo sguardo che è una mezza speranza. È un giorno di scuola, naturalmente, ma lui non c’è proprio, in classe.

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Letteratura Americana

BOOK REVIEW | Zero K by Don DeLillo

4/5 stars

From the publisher:
Jeffrey Lockhart’s father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. 368 more words


Don Delillo: Bad Citizen

“I don’t take it seriously, but being called a ‘bad citizen’ is a compliment to a novelist, at least to my mind. That’s exactly what we ought to do. 56 more words