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Underworld - Don DeLillo
Underworld
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'A literary colossus, equal to any (and surpassing most) of the vaulting novels which strive for the immensity of the American mythic' Geoff Dyer, Sunday Telegraph Underworld opens -- famously -- at the Dodgers--Giants 1951 National League final, where Bobby Thomson hits The Shot Heard Round the... show more
'A literary colossus, equal to any (and surpassing most) of the vaulting novels which strive for the immensity of the American mythic' Geoff Dyer, Sunday Telegraph Underworld opens -- famously -- at the Dodgers--Giants 1951 National League final, where Bobby Thomson hits The Shot Heard Round the World and wins the pennant race for the Giants. But on the other side of the planet, another highly significant shot was fired: the USSR's first atomic detonation. And so begins a masterpiece of gloriously symphonic storytelling. DeLillo loosely follows the fate of the winning baseball as the book swells and rolls through time. He offers a panoramic vision of America, defined by the overarching conflict of the cold war. This is an awe-inspiring story, seen in deep, clear detail, of men and women, together and apart, as they search for meaning, survival and connection in the toughest of times. 'A rousingly impressive achievement in almost every novelistic department -- dialogue, structure, timing, precise description, heartfelt veracity and the rest ...In Underworld we have a mature and hugely accomplished novelist firing on all cylinders, at the sophisticated height of his multifarious powers' William Boyd, Observer
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330524971 (0330524976)
Publisher: Picador Usa
Pages no: 827
Edition language: English
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This needs some explaining. After rating many hundreds of read books, this one had me the most perplexed as to how to rate it. I was thinking, either a 3 or a 5. A three, or a five?! It was suggested I average it out as a 4, but that seemed to me to just misrepresent both ratings.There is no questio...
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0.0 Underworld by Don DeLillo
bookshelves: off-tbr-and-into-wpb, summer-2014, abandoned, tbr-busting-2014, next Read in July, 2014 There is a reason why some books loiter on the ereader for a long time. I couldn't get along with this without my top lip curling and that, dear friends, is a bad sign.
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Not only was this book a bestseller, you can find superlatives among the blurbs like "great American novel" and "thrilling page-turner." This book was runner-up in a 2006 New York Times survey of eminent authors and critics for best American novel in the last 25 years. All I can say is I felt about ...
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5.0 Underworld
This needs some explaining. After rating many hundreds of read books, this one had me the most perplexed as to how to rate it. I was thinking, either a 3 or a 5. A three, or a five?! It was suggested I average it out as a 4, but that seemed to me to just misrepresent both ratings.There is no questio...
And now for something completely wordy...
And now for something completely wordy... rated it
5.0 Underworld
This needs some explaining. After rating many hundreds of read books, this one had me the most perplexed as to how to rate it. I was thinking, either a 3 or a 5. A three, or a five?! It was suggested I average it out as a 4, but that seemed to me to just misrepresent both ratings.There is no questio...
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