Falling Man

Falling Man

A Novel

Book - 2007
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Escaping from the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks, Keith Neudecker makes his way to the uptown apartment where his ex-wife and young son are living and considers how the day's events have irrevocably changed his perception of the world.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scribner, 2007
Edition: 1st Scribner hc. ed
Description: 246 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781416546023
Branch Call Number: DeLi


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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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