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White Noise by Don DeLillo
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really liked it
bookshelves: reviewed

I can see this being a book that I keep coming back to, maybe not rereading in full but picking up a passage here and there, a line coming to me while I'm at the office or in the shower or about to fall asleep. It's clever, but not in the self-satisfied way of some of the works I've read that I'm now sure were inspired it (naming no names). The satire isn't subtle but it doesn't hit you over the head either - one of the reasons I say I think I'll return to this book is that I'm sure it's one I'll pick up more layers to upon rereads. Often I finish reading a book and I immediately want to know more about it, read criticism, check out Goodreads reviews, but this is one I just wanted to think about on my own for a while, and I liked that. Although I did end up reading through some reviews and I thought this line from another Goodreads user was very true: "this book should be read by everyone who is planning on dying." Apt.

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Reading Progress

March 8, 2019 – Shelved
March 8, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
March 14, 2019 – Started Reading
March 19, 2019 – Finished Reading
March 20, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewed

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