Search Results: "Don DeLillo"


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RUNNING DOG by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 1978

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FALLING MAN by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2007

"Beauty from ashes."
The contemporary master's 14th novel is a pulsating exploration of our recent history akin and comparable to such predecessors as White Noise (1985), Libra (1988) and Mao II (1991). Read full book review >

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THE NAMES by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1982

James Axton is an American free-lance writer working out of Athens as a part-time "risk analyst" for a shadowy conglomerate selling political-risk insurance, mostly to large companies fearful of having a foreign base of operations collapse on them (just as Iran is doing right then, in the novel). Read full book review >

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END ZONE by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 1972

You may remember DeLillo's recent first novel Americana which never succeeded in getting it to gether although then, as again now, he seems to have at his natural command a kind of articulate mobility one cannot help but admire. Read full book review >

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PLAYERS by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1977

"A talent reaffirmed, then, but a talent that this time doesn't quite connect."
For one over-extended, under-involved Manhattan couple—stockbroker Lyle and Pammy of the Grief Management Council—"What seemed to be missing was the desire to compile." Read full book review >

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GREAT JONES STREET by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 1973

"But in any case there is the same brinksmanship, drastic verve and undercutting lip which give these concepts and abstractions (these include the characters) a surreal sense of life just as it faces extinction."
This is the third one of Mr. DeLillo's one-of-a-kind novels in as many years — metamyths dealing with the unlovely face of America phrased this time (the last was a football player) around a rock-'n-roll artist "in endland" who retires to a "cold as a penny" room on Great Jones Street in lower Manhattan. Read full book review >

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UNDERWORLD by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 1997

"He kicks the rock of reality, teases out the connectedness of things, and leaves us in awe."
Working at the top of his form, DeLillo draws on his previous novels (Mao II, 1991, Libra, 1988, etc.) in shaping his most ambitious work yet, a grand Whitmanesque epic of postwar American life—a brainy, streetwise, and lyrical underground history of our times, full of menace and miracles, and humming with the bop and crackle of postmodern life. Read full book review >

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COSMOPOLIS by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2003

"The crystalline metaphysician-ironist is only sporadically present in this distorted, frustratingly opaque world."
High finance, terrorism and paranoia, and various new technologies, all are targets in DeLillo's darkly satirical latest: a bleakly funny footnote to such earlier anatomies of contemporary malaise as The Names (1982), White Noise (1985), and Mao II (1991). Read full book review >

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RATNER'S STAR by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 1976

"It is a novel to be read, not for plot (rambling, obscure) nor for character (a thousand loony variations on the author), but for prose—DeLillo's enraptured aria to the twin kabala of mathematics and language, in arc after dazzling arc of words."
Billy Pilgrim, meet Billy Twillig—no Vonnegutian unstuck-in-time traveler, but another lugubrious pubescent hero beset by strange experiences having to do with extraterrestrial contact and space-time distortion. Read full book review >

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ZERO K by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"DeLillo's latest novel asks compelling questions, but its answers are a bit shopworn."
A cryogenic facility beyond the edges of civilization provokes a series of meditations on death and life. Read full book review >

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WHITE NOISE by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1984

"DeLillo turns a TV-movie disaster scenario into a new Book of Revelations in these pages: a very disturbing, very impressive achievement."
DeLillo, whose recent taste for fashionable conspiracy and political/philosophical statement has detracted from his eloquent gifts, is back in top form here: sections of this new novel harken back to his best, early, most generous work—and also extend themselves further into regions of dark domestic poetry and fearful pity. Read full book review >

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POINT OMEGA by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"An icy, disturbing and masterfully composed study of guilt, loss and regret—quite possibly the author's finest yet."
Moving a step beyond the disturbing symbolism of Falling Man (2007, etc.), DeLillo ruminates teasingly on a tendency toward obliteration perhaps locked into the DNA of all living things. Read full book review >