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Five books to read in May 2016

May has a mammoth slate of releases. Narrowing it down to five was quite difficult, but I somehow managed to do it. Maybe you don’t know exactly how terrific this month is for books, though. 389 more words


Three More Purple Books

Last week I crammed my thoughts about the death of Prince into one of these “Three Books” posts I’ve doing each Sunday for around 30 Sundays now (I plan to do 52, if anyone cares or counts). 315 more words


Zero K by Don DeLillo

4/5 Stars.

(Note: I received an advanced digital copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)

In his latest novel, DeLillo proves once again that he is the undisputed master of picking apart layer by layer the existential dread that manifests in the face of impending mortality. 276 more words


Keep Moving and Don't Look Down: Don DeLillo's White Noise

White Noise is the kind of novel that sucks you in like a powerful magnet drug across iron shavings. It is hard not to love the way Don DeLillo describes the protagonist’s subjective experiences with such depth, detail, and lucidity. 1,750 more words

Wikipedia Poem, No. 183

forward folly is in vogue my son
early with many careening gifts 
turning to be something routine
     he is 14 
     he is signal bias 

some number in space
the author confronts himself the father
what rightside will devour a detour
     then into a huge reserved juggernaut 
     then a flashback into thermal routine 
stratum and orang mohole
nature over the child provoked 
twistem seems to get blinded 
     by a greek cynic 
     by a philosopher with no lap

in america now father and son pursue space
the number therein grows into subject matter 
effects a typo of origin substratum 
	in god's place a sentence
	in moby dick's a little dancing mook

americana finds evidence of space
menippean satire remains conspicuous 
the venerable two-timer arrives and is turned out
     into a continuous flash key 
     into vietnam's exulted dispenser 89 more words

The Life-Cry of Don De Lillo’s Ratner’s Star

The novel Ratner’s Star was pitched to me, in the few outlets that have posted their reviews of the text online, as a Menippean satire, a work that is usually in prose, multi-perspectival, in that it makes ideology or interior mental states targets of fun rather than individuals, and I can’t conjure a third trait to complete the Rule. 452 more words