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Нула К ,. I ve read all DeLillo s novels except his first, Americana I ve read Underworld three times and would make the claim that it s the best novel written by a currently living novelist When he s inspired his prose is as searing, insightful and exciting as it gets Unfortunately he s probably had his golden age White Noise, Libra, Mao II and Underworld are his four masterpieces, written between 1985 and 1997, and pretty much unrivalled by any other living writer as a brilliant sustained feat of e I ve read all DeLillo s novels except his first, Americana I ve read Underworld three times and would make the claim that it s the best novel written by a currently living novelist When he s inspired his prose is as searing, insightful and exciting as it gets Unfortunately he s probably had his golden age White Noise, Libra, Mao II and Underworld are his four masterpieces, written between 1985 and 1997, and pretty much unrivalled by any other living writer as a brilliant sustained feat
There is one who remembers the way to your door Life you may evade, but Death you shall not You shall not deny the Stranger T S Eliot, Choruses From The Rock In death we are all equal Having to face that mortality and illness of their beloved ones is even beyond their control, as upon death all differences amongst people are erased, some of the high and mighty could consider this an inconvenient truth.The Convergence, a cult like movement based in a mysterious, sinister compound close to There is one who remembers the way to your door Life you may evade, but Death you shall not You shall not deny the Stranger T S Eliot, Choruses From The Rock In death we are all equal Having to face that mortality and illness of their
What was it beyond a concentrated lesson in bewilderment This is my third DeLillo novel I really enjoyed White Noise but thought the ending was a little fumbled, and I think Cosmopolis is a masterpiece of sorts a nearly perfect novel I also have a rule for myself that I m not allowed to have an opinion on a book if I haven t finished it I had a real internal struggle maintaining that rule with Zero K Nearly every page all the way up until around the 95% mark I wanted to just cut my What was it beyond a concentrated lesson in bewilderment This is my third DeLillo novel I really enjoyed White Noise but thought the ending was a little fumbled, and I think Cosmopolis is a masterpiece of sorts a nearly perfect novel I also have a rule for myself that I m not allowed to have an opinion on a book if I haven t finished it I had a real internal struggle maintaining that rule with Zero K Nearly every page all the way up until around the 95% mark I wanted to just cut my losses and bail, the book is just so heavy handed There s no s
Weird book.Don DeLillo has long been on my radar His 1997 novel Underworld is on several lists as being one of the greatest books ever But it is 800 some odd pages Many readers will say, 800, so what, I ve read plenty of books that big Well, yes, I have too, but let s do some math I m 47 this year Let s suppose I live another 30 years and that s a big IF, and I can read 100 books each year for the rest of my life That s another 3,000 books That s a lot of books But it is a drop in the b Weird book.Don DeLillo has long been on my radar His 1997 novel Underworld is on several lists as being one of the greatest books ever But it is 800 some odd pages Many readers will say, 800, so what, I ve read plenty of books that big Well, yes, I have t
I m a Don DeLillo newbie The very first line of the book grabs your attention Everyone wants to own the end of the world I wonder am I the only one who took a break after just one sentence to locate the group Tears For Fears on their iPhone.To sing along to Everybody Wants to Rule the World sing dance a little I m sure the talented Don DeLillo wouldn t have cared if an old favorite song got me in the mood for his book Jeffrey went through great lengths of t I m a Don DeLillo newbie The very first line of the book grabs your attention Everyone wants to own the end of the world I wonder am I the only one who took a break after just one sentence to locate the group Tears For Fears on their iPhone.To sing along to Everybody Wants to Rule the World sing dance a little I m
This started out feeling really creepy to me and I wasn t enjoying it Now that I ve finished reading it, I m finding it hard to stop thinking about it About one third of the way through I thought about setting it aside but I changed my mind at least a couple of times and decided that I had to give it a chance This was by DeLillo after all, and because he has so eloquently spoken to me in past novels and caused me to think about the things that happened in my lifetime the impact of technol This started out feeling
I d never felthuman than I did when my mother lay in bed, dying This was not the not the frailty of a man who is said to be only human, subject to weakness or vulnerability This was a wave of sadness and loss that made me understand that I was a man expanded by griefDon DeLillo, Zero KI first jumped into DeLillo s unique, hypnotic prose when I read Mao II His words swelled for me like a sacred mantra There were other writers before that seduced me, that blew me away with theirI d never felthuman than I did when my mother lay in bed, dying This was not the not the frailty of a man who is said to be only human, subject to weakness or vulnerability This was a wave of sadness and loss that made me understand that I was a man expanded by griefDon DeLillo, Zero KI first jumped into DeLillo s unique, hypnotic prose when I read Mao II His words swelled for me like a sacred mantra There were other writers before that seduced me, that blew me away with their measured writing, or their erratic narration, but DeLillo was something else His prose is poetic, weird, haunting, searing Images grow and then dematerialize He hints at the future, creates a fabric of tension, and pulls back Each of his books seems to push towards a vision of our end He looks at the refuse of civil
This isn t the first time I m trying DeLillo, but I don t know if I d go back to him after this Yes, empirically I understand, this is the sort of book that wins awards, it s dealing with heavy subjects mortality, meaning of life, etc , it s written in that specific language of structured beauty, it is the very edifice of eligibility for the famous lists and shelves, butit is absolutely unenjoyable to read, profoundly unengaging, thoroughly unentertaining The concept is interesting initia This isn t the fi
This was my first DeLillo book, and it might be my last He was never really on my radar, but the premise of Zero K sounded intriguing A young man s incredibly wealthy father and stepmother decide to put their bodies into a sort of stasis until medical technology reaches a point where they can live new lives again I thought it might be a meditation on fathers and sons coming together to work through the
Originally appeared here with edits The battle to outlive life and peek into the world beyond it has been an area of great fascination From ages, this unknown, unattainable stage has drawn the attention of thinkers and the results have spanned the entire continuum of credibility and flimsiness.Zero K fits somewhere on this scale.The novel follows Jeffrey Lockhart, who is invited by his wealthy father, Ross Lockhart, to witness the final days of his aOriginally appeared here with edits The battle to outlive life and peek into the world beyond it has been an area of great fascination From ages, this unknown, unattainable stage has drawn the attention of thinkers and the results have spanned the entire continuum of credibility and flimsiness.Zero K fits somewhere on this scale.The novel follows Jeffrey Lockhart, who is invited by his wealthy father, Ross Lockhart, to witness the final days of his ailing wife, Artis, at an isolated compound, in a remotest corner of Russia But the compound isn t any ordinary brick and mortar structure it is a highly advanced, scientifically augmented laboratory where living men and women surrender their bodies to be preserved in cryogenic pods and whereupon, a series of radical and cutting edge innovative methods are applied to them with an objective to bring them to life in muchrobust, transcendent and resilient human forms The amount of time this transformation might