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Falling Man by Don DeLillo
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Dec 02, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: audiobook
Read from November 28 to December 01, 2014

A tough book to rate. DeLillo seems to be writing as interestingly as always. The plots that have disappeared recently mostly have stayed away with this one as well. But the descriptions and the banter are almost poetic in places. There are bits I will easily remember - the situations with the gamblers, the concept of organic shrapnel, the performance artist, the act and the aftermath. I will likely also remember being confused. When DeLillo moves on to a different scene, I understand there's not much to go on in the written book. I listened on audio, and every few minutes you wonder if you've fallen asleep and missed something when the scene changes abruptly, without a polite number of clues. And you get the feeling (as with all of DeLillo's writing) that this is all somehow related and significant, but how isn't laid out. A deep thought book. If you think you are missing something when you read it, the ending of the book is the beginning of the story, and is very well described and worth the effort after the march.
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