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by Don DeLillo
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LunaLuss
LunaLuss rated it 5 years ago
*spoilers* After the death of her husband, Lauren finds an uninvited guest in the rented house from which she has to leave in few weeks. Lauren came back to that house to sense the presence of a husband who committed suicide one day when he routinely left the house on “business.” Lauren debates wh...
The Book Diva's Reads
The Book Diva's Reads rated it 7 years ago
2.5 star read
Osho
Osho rated it 9 years ago
I've been trying to decide if this would have been a better novel if it had remained tightly interior, omitting the expository/explanatory news articles. Though I enjoyed and admired it, I think it would have been better if the narrative had stayed closer to the protagonist, which would have made it...
MEslaymaker
MEslaymaker rated it 10 years ago
Couldn't sleep last night and re-read this, which had the effect of a rhythmic massage, primarily to a stiff neck and knotted shoulders that notably relaxed as I read. Something about the plainly poetic prose, with its quietly rhythmic language and the familiar, even mundane, details, rendered someh...
MEslaymaker
MEslaymaker rated it 10 years ago
Couldn't sleep last night and re-read this, which had the effect of a rhythmic massage, primarily to a stiff neck and knotted shoulders that notably relaxed as I read. Something about the plainly poetic prose, with its quietly rhythmic language and the familiar, even mundane, details, rendered someh...
MarginMan
MarginMan rated it 12 years ago
This novella centers around a woman who encounters a strange man in the house she's renting. It starts slowly. He's a bit too interested in minute details. But he's an original writer, and I have to give him credit for taking chances, trying something different. It was worth the read, just not one o...
NinthWanderer
NinthWanderer rated it 12 years ago
The opening is a lengthy and gorgeous description of a couple having breakfast. Then the story turns into a deeply weird meditation on grief, time and self. The prose is gorgeous.
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it 13 years ago
After several days, I still couldn't finish the first chapter. He may well be a genius, but I was so put off by the style that I couldn't read it. It was so distracting that I couldn't force myself to pay attention to what I was reading long enough to make any sense of it.
debnance
debnance rated it 19 years ago
Let me see if I can explain the plot of this book! DeLillo describes every detail of the breakfast of a husband and wife. Then the husband kills himself. The wife later finds a (psychic?) m...
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