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Falling Man - Don DeLillo
Falling Man
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There is September 11 and then there are the days after, and finally the years. Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America. It begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and tracks the aftermath of this global tremor in the... show more
There is September 11 and then there are the days after, and finally the years. Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America. It begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and tracks the aftermath of this global tremor in the intimate lives of a few people. First there is Keith, walking out of the rubble into a life that he'd always imagined belonged to everyone but him. Then Lianne, his es-tranged wife, memory-haunted, trying to reconcile two versions of the same shadowy man. And their small son Justin, standing at the window, scanning the sky for more planes. These are lives choreographed by loss, grief and the enormous force of history. Brave and brilliant, Falling Man traces the way the events of September 11 have reconfigured our emotional landscape, our memory and our perception of the world. It is cathartic, beautiful, heartbreaking.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781416546023 (1416546022)
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
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Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it
2.0 Falling Man
Ummmm! Well, actual rating: 2.5 :)Difficult to rate! But in my opinion, the novel was not that interesting! I enjoyed the first chapter, the opening chapter, but then things got really slow and somehow tedious! Sometimes I felt really excited, but, unfortunately, I felt bored most of the time!There ...
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it
3.0 That day.
"We just kept going down. Dark, light, dark again. I feel like I'm still on the stairs. I wanted my mother. If I live to be a hundred I'll still be on the stairs." Don DeLillo isn't for everyone. His often unusual dialogue, sometimes hazy shifts in point of view and time can set a casual reader o...
Bookivorous
Bookivorous rated it
5.0 My obsession with falling
Like all obsessions do, this one came around by chance. The 9/11 videos had been nudging at my consciousness for a while (like every time I went on YouTube) but I avoided them because the idea of gaping at disaster disturbed me. Then I saw the image, the man against the building and I had to know. ...
sitiwajihah
sitiwajihah rated it
3.0 Falling Man: A Novel
Finished this finally. Took a long time. It's just the style I don't really like. It gets better towards the end, when you start to grasp what's going on with the characters. Also, Mr. DeLillo, I don't think the first line in the Qur'an is "This book is not to be doubted."I'm pretty sure it's "In th...
nouveau
nouveau rated it
3.0 Falling Man: A Novel
when DeLillo goes bad... he goes very bad?3.l6 at goodreas and deservedly so...some good characterizations of poker (where else is this 2005-2009 fad recorded in literature)some good moments about artbut otherwise... just nothing?
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