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Libra - Don DeLillo
Libra
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In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald's odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent of history. When "history" presents itself in the form of two... show more
In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald's odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent of history. When "history" presents itself in the form of two disgruntled CIA operatives who decide that an unsuccessful attempt on the life of the president will galvanize the nation against communism, the scales are irrevocably tipped. A gripping, masterful blend of fact and fiction, alive with meticulously portrayed characters both real and created, Libra is a grave, haunting, and brilliant examination of an event that has become an indelible part of the American psyche.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140156041 (0140156046)
ASIN: 140156046
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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TrevorPTweedleD
TrevorPTweedleD rated it
2.0 Libra
"The key ingredient was to find a person of perfect balance. A person willing to see both sides of the argument but to find an equilibrium permitting the completion of the task at hand. With two forces tugging at both ends, which way would he turn when the time called? The end result of every constr...
AC
AC rated it
Spoilers -- kind of....This is a really great book -- for most of it, I really loved this -- partially because I'm an assassination buff, but also because there's a taut intelligence and poetry in much of the writing, and also (I thought, at least) some really sublime characterization and lots of Pl...
nouveau
nouveau rated it
3.0 Libra (Contemporary American Fiction)
this was okay. i liked [b:White Noise|11762|White Noise|Don DeLillo|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327934706s/11762.jpg|327422] better. DeLillo, an academic writer, delves into minds and circumstances, and gives us an insider's conspiracy tale about Lee Harvey Oswald.
target acquired
target acquired rated it
4.0
a work of bright and ruthless genius, the jfk assassination as recounted by some alien being from the far future. well actually, not really, not at all. well actually, at times it felt like it. is delillo less than human or more than human? the novel makes no attempt to be historically factual. actu...
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