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Great Jones Street

Great Jones Street

A troubling satire of the romantic myth of stardom and the empty heart of rock and roll more relevant than ever in our celebrity obsessed times br br Bucky Wunderlick is a rock and roll star Dissatisfied with a life that has brought fame and fortune he suddenly decides he no longer wants to be a commodity He leaves his band mid tour and holes up in a dingy unfurnished apartment in Great Jones Street Unfortunately his disappearing act only succeeds in inflaming interest As faithful fans await messages Bucky encounters every sort of roiling force he is trying to escape br br DeLillo s third novel is more than a musical satire it probes the rights of the individual foreshadows the struggle of the artist within a capitalist world and delivers a scathing portrait of our culture s obsession with the lives of the few br br Brilliant deeply shocking Looks at rock music nihilism and urban decay i The New York Review of Books i br br DeLillo has the force and imagination of Thomas Pynchon or John Barth with a sense of proportion and style which these would be giants often lack i The Irish Times i


The Names

The Names

Set against the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece b The Names b is considered the book which began to drive sharply upward the size of his readership i Los Angeles Times Book Review i Among the cast of DeLillo s bizarre yet fully realized characters in b The Names b are Kathryn the narrator s estranged wife their son the six year old novelist Owen the scientist and the neurotic narrator obsessed with his own neuroses A thriller a mystery and still a moving examination of family loss and the amorphous and magical potential of language itself b The Names b stands with any of DeLillo s more recent and highly acclaimed works br br b The Names b not only accurately reflects a portion of our contemporary world but more importantly creates an original world of its own i Chicago Sun Times i br br DeLillo sifts experience through simultaneous grids of science and poetry analysis and clear sight to make a high wire prose that is voluptuously stark i Village Voice Literary Supplement i br br DeLillo verbally examines every state of consciousness from eroticism to tourism from the idea of America as conceived by the rest of the world to the idea of the rest of the world as conceived by America from mysticism to fanaticism i New York Times i


Against the Day

Against the Day

Spanning the period between the Chicago World s Fair of and the years just after World War I this novel moves from the labor troubles in Colorado to turn of the century New York to London and Gottingen Venice and Vienna the Balkans Central Asia Siberia at the time of the mysterious Tunguska Event Mexico during the Revolution postwar Paris silent era Hollywood and one or two places not strictly speaking on the map at all br br With a worldwide disaster looming just a few years ahead it is a time of unrestrained corporate greed false religiosity moronic fecklessness and evil intent in high places No reference to the present day is intended or should be inferred br br The sizable cast of characters includes anarchists balloonists gamblers corporate tycoons drug enthusiasts innocents and decadents mathematicians mad scientists shamans psychics and stage magicians spies detectives adventuresses and hired guns There are cameo appearances by Nikola Tesla Bela Lugosi and Groucho Marx br br As an era of certainty comes crashing down around their ears and an unpredictable future commences these folks are mostly just trying to pursue their lives Sometimes they manage to catch up sometimes it s their lives that pursue them br br Meanwhile the author is up to his usual business Characters stop what they re doing to sing what are for the most part stupid songs Strange sexual practices take place Obscure languages are spoken not always idiomatically Contrary to the fact occurrences occur If it is not the world it is what the world might be with a minor adjustment or two According to some this is one of the main purposes of fiction br br Let the reader decide let the reader beware Good luck br br i Thomas Pynchon i br br About the Author br Thomas Pynchon is the author of i V i i The Crying of Lot i i Gravity s Rainbow i i Slow Learner i a collection of short stories i Vineland i and most recently i Mason and Dixon i He received the National Book Award for i Gravity s Rainbow i in


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It is an April day in the year and an era is about to end The booming times of market optimism when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments are poised to crash Eric Packer a billionaire asset manager at age twenty eight emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine Today he is a man with two missions to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade a music idol s funeral and a violent political demonstration Eric receives a string of visitors experts on security technology currency finance and a few sexual partners as the limo sputters toward an increasingly uncertain future br br i Cosmopolis i Don DeLillo s thirteenth novel is both intimate and global a vivid and moving account of the spectacular downfall of one man and of an era Cosmopolis books by Don DeLillo

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