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General Discussion => Books 'n Readin' => Topic started by: dribbleglass on May 18, 2007, 10:16:49 AM

Title: White Noise by Don Delillo
Post by: dribbleglass on May 18, 2007, 10:16:49 AM
I don't usually read a novel more than once, but I've read Delillo's White Noise several times. I just wanted to recommend it to everyone, and see if what others think about this novel.

Also, check out Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd. These are just a couple of my favorites. So there.

Peace.
Title: Re: White Noise by Don Delillo
Post by: chinton on May 18, 2007, 07:39:46 PM
I definitely agree with you on William Boyd

I've treid and failes to read White Noise several times. I can't get into his writing at all.
Title: Re: White Noise by Don Delillo
Post by: the long undertow on May 29, 2007, 09:21:28 PM
Delillo is very much a literature writer IMO, so I can see why some people wouldn't like him.  His short fiction is much more accessible.  I'm actually surprised at how much I've read by him.

I was very disappointed a few years back when it was announced there would be a White Noise movie, but it turned out to be a horror flick.

Anyone else who has read Delillo, would you agree that he can be described as a more serious Palahniuk?
Title: Re: White Noise by Don Delillo
Post by: Tripe on May 30, 2007, 12:02:37 PM
OK so you would probably be a good person to ask, would you recommend Underworld? I've not read it but I was thinking about doing that. I liked Libra
Title: Re: White Noise by Don Delillo
Post by: the long undertow on May 30, 2007, 12:21:38 PM
I haven't gotten around to Underworld yet, but it's supposed to be his best book.  And I think his longest (which is why I keep passing it over).
Title: Re: White Noise by Don Delillo
Post by: jewishcarpenter on May 30, 2007, 01:49:14 PM
White Noise is a great book but it definitely takes a while to pick up steam although the slow part is pretty necessary. It's been a few years since I read it, but I enjoyed it.