Falling Man

Falling Man

Large Print - 2007
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"You'll scarcely be able to draw a breath throughout its lucid, overpowering climactic pages." - Kirkus Reviews, starred.

"Brilliant... This novel is a return to DeLillo's best work." - Publishers Weekly, starred.

'There have been a number of novels written in the past years about 9/11... None of them are like this one." - Booklist, starred.

Falling Man begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and follows the aftermath in the intimate lives of a few individuals. This is the inner seam of history, a novel that traces the way the events of September 11th reconfigured our emotional landscape, our memory, and our perception of the world. It is beautiful, heartbreaking, and ultimately, redemptive.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2007.
Edition: Center Point large print ed.
ISBN: 9781602850453
Branch Call Number: LGPRINT FICTION DeLillo Don 10/2007
Characteristics: 286 p. ;,23 cm.


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Nov 02, 2013

Can authors makes sense of 9/11? Should they even try? I suppose if you're an acclaimed NYC writer (Pynchon, Safron Foer), it's kind of your duty. If anyone's earned the right to tackle such a difficult, divisive topic, it's DeLillo, who over the past 3 decades has mapped the paranoia, dread and secret history of the republic. As much as I admire him, the books tend to run together and I can really only remember them by subject: the Oswald one ("Libra"), the airborne toxic event one ("White Noise"), the Dylan one ("Great Jones Street") and the BIG one ("Underworld"). "Falling Man," like "Cosmopolis" and "Point Omega" is short and compact, but doesn't leave much of an impact. It's a noble effort, but it's too cold and distant to really make sense of the Event.

Apr 10, 2010

definitely some moments of brilliance; crazy use of pronouns and rapidly changing scenes made it not an enjoyable read.

Feb 08, 2008

Amazon.ca top 25 books of 2007.


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