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Underworld by Don DeLillo
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Jun 23, 2012

it was amazing

Underworld, by Don Delillo. Man. When I read this book in the 90s, I thought it was great. Bobby Thomson's shot heard round the world, the Zapruder film, bombheads, downwinders, the 20th century. 1996! Or whenever. Also, it had the rat pack's secret underground lair. I hadn't really thought about them then, and I don't really think about it now, but what a feeling. People's teeth turning to dust! Now, this book is soooo long, but you get really really into it.

When I was selling knives in college, I met this woman who was reading it. She was a first grade teacher, and I thought to myself, Well. I guess people teaching first grade don't earn enough money without selling knives? What? (She had to sell knives too) I don't earn any money, and I really need this job. Don't try and distract me with your reading of Underworld. I had to quit that job. I hope she's OK.
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