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"A mind-expanding trip to the finish line, and full of wit and slapstick as well..." Washington Post Book World "DeLillo's early-career masterpiece ... it's a dense, entertaining, mind-bending boomerang of a book that luxuriates in the language of math and science" L A Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
"A mind-expanding trip to the finish line, and full of wit and slapstick as well.... The areas of knowledge central to Ratner's Star are astronomy and mathematics. DeLillo develops them brilliantly, so that the expert can wallow while even the layman can splash happily in the shallows or pick up pebbles on the shore."--Washington Post Book World
For those looking for a bit of light reading, I would advise against this book. True, very little of DeLillo is easygoing, but this, his fourth novel, makes his others read as... Read morePublished on March 16 2003 by C. N. White
I think this is one of Delillo's best, and one of the best books I've read in a while. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for books about mathematicians, and the caricatures... Read morePublished on July 30 2000
This is a most lovely book/thing. The contents/style is enchanting beyond compare. With poetry so nice it becomes unreal/fantastic, DeLillo shows us the human/spiritual somehow... Read morePublished on June 28 2000 by David Baird
Ratner's Star is one of those teasingly annoying cultural phenomena that arise when an artist you really like and admire does something you neither admire nor enjoy (other examples... Read morePublished on Dec 3 1999
I could seriously argue that Delillo is America's greatest living author. This, however, does not prove it.Published on Sept. 14 1999 by John Esther
What can I say?Surreally funny.Exercise for your brain.The best characters you will find anywhere.Published on May 31 1999
If a book was ever written with more hype and less content, then God help you if you read it. Painfully drawn out, dawdling excruciatingly towards a cul-de-sac of utterly boring... Read morePublished on Jan. 2 1999
Don DeLillo fans should turn to this very fine novel after reading the more recent "White Noise and beyond" novels. Read morePublished on March 30 1998 by rmd