Don DeLillo - Underworld (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Very Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
- Published : 1999 (Picador)
- ISBN : 9780330369954
- SKU : B002049
- PPC : SP700gm
- RRP : £10
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Number 98 in The Guardian's 100 Best Novels of All Time (2015).
"He speaks in your voice, American, and there's a shine in his eye that's halfway hopeful."
It's a vast and sprawling crowd that comes together to watch the Dodgers-Giants 1951 National League Final, and when Bobby Thomson hits the Shot Heard Round the World and wins the pennant race for the Giants, ripples are formed in the heavy undercurrent of time. Meanwhile, on the other side of the planet, another historic shot is fired: the USSR's second atomic detonation.
And so Underworld follows the threads that link a symphonic cast of characters: men and women, together and apart, whose search for meaning, survival and connection will spill out over decades.
Underworld is Don DeLillo's masterpiece, a novel of intense ambition and soaring architecture, and a panoramic vision of America set against the overarching conflict of the Cold War.
It is awe-inspiring storytelling and an undisputed modern classic.
"In Underworld, we have a mature and hugely accomplished novelist firing on all cylinders, at the sophisticated height of his multifarious powers.
Reading the book is a charged and thrilling aesthetic experience and one remembers gratefully that this is what the novel can do, and indeed does, better than any other art form - it gets the human condition, it skewers and fixes it in all its richness and squalor unlike anything else. The novel is the 'great book of life' and as long as there are human beings who are readers it will survive and, with a little luck, even flourish.
Don DeLillo's Underworld is a formidably potent and hugely encouraging testimonial to this undeniable, indomitable and strangely consoling fact."- Michael Ondaatje.
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