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Underworld by Don DeLillo
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Apr 06, 08

did not like it
bookshelves: lit

I totally fail to see what makes Don DeLillo such a great writer and why people are all over this novel. It's that obnoxious Pynchon/Wallace type of post-modern fiction where all the emphasis is placed on novelty and not enough on the fundamentals of good writing. The prose is mediocre, the dialogue is wooden and the characterization is TERRIBLE. 800 effing pages and I still have no clue who any of these characters are, none of them have even the slightest sense of realness. But the plots intertwine and it's really long and I guess that's what passes for a good novel in people's minds.
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Lambert Did you even read the book? No. I didn't think so. Please, then spare us the 1 star rating and get back to your Nicholas Sparks.

Hamish I can assure you I read the entire novel. I have never read Nicholas Sparks. Nice try though!

Nick Lambert can be excused for assuming you hadn't read it as your "review" offered no evidence that you had. What is it that you think you've added to the discourse?

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