"Brilliant...deeply shocking...looks at rock music, nihilism and urban decay." --Diane Johnson, The New York Review of Books
"Luminous...finally, a novel that understands rock and roll!" --Jon Pareles, The Village Voice Literary Supplement
Don DeLillo published his first short story when he was twenty-three years old. He has since written twelve novels, including White Noise (1985) which won the National Book Award. It was followed by Libra (1988), his novel about the assassination of President Kennedy, and by Mao II, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
In 1997, he published the bestselling Underworld, and in 1999 he was awarded the Jerusalem Prize, given to a writer whose work expresses the theme of the freedom of the individual in society; he was the first American author to receive it. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
This is certainly not in the same league as LIBRA but Delillo does capture the 70's era in the East Village quite well. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2001 by Keith
The low-point in the great man's career, the book shows little feel for rock and roll and its hippy messiah of a protagonist is almost as embarrassing as Jim Morrison himself was. Read morePublished on March 7 2000 by Milo
A most ingeniously constructed novel existing in a space defined by the coordinates of drugs, rock'n roll and Wittgenstienian metaphysics of language. Read morePublished on April 17 1999
This is the surreal odyssey of one who declares himself no longer a commodity. Bucky Wunderlick has become that contemptible thing,a Rock Star. Read morePublished on Dec 26 1998 by Bodhigee
As a Delillo devotee, I looked forward to seeing how he would skewer the music business. As usual, conspiracies are afoot, and the language is scintillating. Read morePublished on Jan. 23 1998 by M. Hotter