[[ BOOKS ]] ✸ Underworld Author Don DeLillo – Alwaysonltd.co.uk

Underworld seriously, why does everyone suck this book s dick so much this book was recommended to me by an ex who also recommended zuleika dobson and the joke, so he had a good track record until then who knew how much i liked infinite jest so he thought i would like this one and if i only liked infinite jest because it was a long book written by a white male, then i suppose i would have liked this book but i didn t, so it must be something else i m drawn to in the wallace.i remember i was reading th seriously, why does everyone suck this book s dick so much this book was recommended to me by an ex who also recommended zuleika dobson and the joke, so he had a good track record until then who knew how much i liked infinite jest so he thought i would like this one and if i only liked infinite jest because it was a long book written by a white male, then i suppose i would have liked this book but i didn t, so it must be something else i m drawn to in the wallace.i remember i was reading this at the airport where i was going to meet him, like a dutiful girlfriend, and just having my jaw drop at the first People married, were born, and died in the time it took me to read this book A kid sitting next to me on a plane commented that s the fattest book I ve ever seen What s it about I told him I have no idea I m only 580 pages into it Having finished I still don t know what it was about but reading it was an extraordinary experience The novella that introduces the book is perfect and complete in itself What follows is discursive and ephemeral like some new kind of music Reading it was li People married, were born, and died in the time it took me t THE PILGRIM S HEART IS LIGHT AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF HIS JOURNEYSo I will strap on my backpack and don sturdy walking boots, an oxygen tank might be useful, and a supply of plasters and animal pelts and then I will begin to scale the North Face of Modern American Literature Let s see how far I get before I fall off one of its jagged cliffs or collapse choking with one of Mr DeLillo s sentences wrapped around my neck.BUT DISCOURAGEMENTS ARISE UNBIDDENUpdate Not even on page 100 and I have a THE PILGRIM S HEART IS LIGHT AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF HIS JOURNEYSo I will strap on my backpack and don sturdy walking boots, an oxygen tank might be useful, and a supply of plasters and animal pelts and then I will begin to scale t i ve only put down three books in my entire life the first was Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged, which i absolutely loved but got terribly sick of after about 700 pages of the same goddamn philosophy being crammed down my throat which sounds like its awful, but i really did adore those first two thirds.the second was a speed reading book it wasn t a very quick read, and i got bored.the third is now Don DeLillo s Underworld, supposedly one of the greatest masterpieces of 20th century literature.i i ve only put down three books in my entire life the first was Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged, which i absolutely loved but got terribly sick of after about 700 pages of the same goddamn philosophy being crammed down my throat which sounds like its awful, but i really did adore those first two thirds.the second was a speed reading book it wasn t a very quick read, and i got bored.the third is now Don DeLillo s Underworld, supposedly one of the greatest masterpieces of 20th century literature.i have no shame in saying that i stopped reading this bullshit after 550 pages because as brilliant as DeLillo may be and granted, he does have ath I m surprised to see how many people here had the exact same reaction I did They start reading, they find a few bits that seem quite gripping and well written, they lose momentum, and they stop Some hypotheses None of us are smart enough to get the point There is a clear point, but you have to reach the end to discover what it is, and we didn t have the requisite fortitude Also, it must be like The Mousetrap readers who find out are sworn not to reveal it The point is that life feels I m surprised to see how many people here had the exact same reaction I did They start reading, they find a few bits that seem quite gripping and well written, they lose momentum, and they stop Some hypotheses None of us are smart Submundo es una obra autodestructiva, decadente, regresiva, un suicidio literario que moldea a su antojo el espacio temporal inalterable desde lo real pero posible desde las letras Don DeLillo nos ha obsequiado un magnum opus que recorre cincuenta a os de historia, manipulando cuerpos solitarios con un temor inquebrantable hacia la muerte y la falta de respuestas, que va a hacer del lector un dolido testigo de lo que no quiere ver todo esto a partir de un juego narrativo en el que el autor nos Submundo es una obra autodestructiva, decadente, regresiva, un suicidio literario que moldea a su antojo el espacio temporal inalterable desde lo real pero posible desde las letras Don DeLillo nos ha obsequiado un magnum opus que recorre cincuenta a os de historia, manipulando cuerpos solitarios con un temor inquebrantable hacia la muerte y la falta de respuestas, que va a hacer del lector un dolido testigo de lo que no quiere ver todo esto a partir de un juego narrativo en el que el autor nos presenta las consecuencias de la historia y luego sus causas, una aproximaci n de 900 p ginas a aquello que intenta darle una soluci n a la pregunta Cu ndo fue el momento en que nos equivocamos Todo libro tiene su inicio, sin importar lo mucho I m on page 387 of Underworld Please Help me decide if I should finish Yeah you Here s a few things I think are better than Underworld 1 The song Born in the USA by Springsteen2 The blonds on the Danish women s Olympic curling team3 Opening a third beer4 A clean stove5 Any 5 pages of War and Peace6 The Greek flag7 When I catch an attractive woman looking at me8 Picking my teams for the NCAA basketball tournament9 An afro10 Any 15 minutes of Shawshank Redemption11 Deja vu12 A good I m on page 387 of Underworld Please Help me decide if I should finish Yeah you Here s a few things I think are better than Underworld 1 The song Born in the USA by Springsteen2 The blonds on the Danish women s Olympic curling team3 Opening a third beer4 A clean stove5 Any 5 pages of War and Peace6 The Greek flag7 When I catch an attractive woman looking at me8 Picking my teams for the NCAA basketball tournament9 An afro10 Any 15 minutes of Shawshank Redemption11 Dej Elegy for Left Hand Alone Title of Part 2 4.5 stars footnote added on 10 21 I just read what to me is likely the most far reaching American novel in terms of its scope, spanning the 1950s through the 1990s and covering a wide range of American topics, from baseball to solid waste disposal, U.S nuclear weapons and the Soviet atomic weapons program i.e., nuclear proliferation , guns, graffiti, the U.S Roman Catholic Church, the Cuban Missile Crisis, drug addiction, AIDS, marital infidelity, Elegy for Left Hand Alone Title of Part 2 4.5 stars footnote added on 10 21 I just read what to me is likely the most far reaching American novel in terms of its scope, spanning the 1950s through the 1990s and covering a wide range of American topics, from baseball to solid waste disposal, U.S nuclear weapons and the Soviet atomic weapons program i.e., nuclear proliferation , guns, graffiti, the U.S Roman Cath While Eisenstein Documented The Forces Of Totalitarianism And Stalinism Upon The Faces Of The Russian Peoples, DeLillo Offers A Stunning, At Times Overwhelming, Document Of The Twin Forces Of The Cold War And American Culture, Compelling That Swerve From Evenness In Which He Finds Events And People Both Wondrous And Horrifying Underworld Opens With A Breathlessly Graceful Prologue Set During The Final Game Of The Giants Dodgers Pennant Race In 1951 Written In What DeLillo Calls Super Omniscience The Sentences Sweep From Young Cotter Martin As He Jumps The Gate To The Press Box, Soars Over The Radio Waves, Runs Out To The Diamond, Slides In On A Fast Ball, Pops Into The Stands Where J Edgar Hoover Is Sitting With A Drunken Jackie Gleason And A Splenetic Frank Sinatra, And Learns Of The Soviet Union S Second Detonation Of A Nuclear Bomb It S An Absolutely Thrilling Literary Moment When Bobby Thomson Hits Branca S Pitch Into The Outstretched Hand Of Cotter The Shot Heard Around The World And Jackie Gleason Pukes On Sinatra S Shoes, The Events Of The Next Few Decades Are Set In Motion, All Threaded Together By The Baseball As It Passes From Hand To Hand It S All Falling Indelibly Into The Past, Writes DeLillo, A Past That He Carefully Recalls And Reconstructs With Acute Grace Jump From Giants Stadium To The Nevada Desert In 1992, Where Nick Shay, Who Now Owns The Baseball, Reunites With The Artist Kara Sax They Had Been Brief And Unlikely Lovers 40 Years Before, And It Is Largely Through The Events, Spinoffs, And Coincidental Encounters Of Their Pasts That DeLillo Filters The Cold War Experience He Believes That Global Events May Alter How We Live In The Smallest Ways, And As The Book Steps Back In Time To 1951, Over The Following 800 Odd Pages, We See Just How Those Events Alter Lives This Reverse Narrative Allows The Author To Strip Away The Detritus Of History And Pop Culture Until We Get To The Story S Pure Elements The Bomb, The Baseball, And The Bronx In An Epilogue As Breathless And Stunning As The Prologue, DeLillo Fast Forwards To A Near Future In Which Ruthless Capitalism, The Internet, And A New, Hushed Faith Have Replaced The Cold War S Blend Of Dread And Euphoria.Through Fragments And Interlaced Stories Including Those Of Highway Killers, Artists, Celebrities, Conspiracists, Gangsters, Nuns, And Sundry Others DeLillo Creates A Fragile Web Of Connected Experience, A Communal Zeitgeist That Encompasses The Messy Whole Of Five Decades Of American Life, Wonderfully Distilled. I felt like this was one of those books where you kind of start getting drunk on the words and then you begin to think everything is super deep and has about 100 meanings and everything is interconnected Then you start reading every sentence about 5 times and get lost in a daydream about how everything is related to waste, nuclear energy,waste, and nuns When you finish the book you feel like you ve gone on a journey but it s hard to talk about it and your not really sure exactly what hap I felt like this was one of those books where you kind of start getting drunk on the words and then you begin to think everyth

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