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Underworld

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'A literary colossus, equal to any (and surpassing most) of the vaulting novels which strive for the immensity of the American mythic' Geoff Dyer, ... Show synopsis

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  • 1. Hardcover, Scribner Book Company, 1997

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  • 2. Trade paperback, Scribner Book Company, 1998

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  • 3. Hardcover, Scribner Book Company, 1997

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    Description: Very Good in Very Good jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7"-9" tall; 1st...

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  • 9. Hardcover, Scribner Book Company, 1997

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    Description: Very good in fine dust jacket. Scribner(Simon and Shuster), New...

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
SeldomSeen

Deep But Very Still

by SeldomSeen on Dec 17, 2007

Though Underworld is a deep book, it is a long, long slog. With over eight hundred pages, multiple POVs, a scrambled chronology, a legion of characters, celebrity cameos, several intertwined themes and very little real action, Mr. DeLillo makes his readers work for very little reward. The book is ambitious. There?s a lot to think about and discuss. It?s a portrait of America during the Cold War and exposes the thin veneer of normalcy that covers the terrifying reality of both society and individual?the underworld. Yes, I get it. An avid reader, it took me almost a month, however, to get through it. For those of us whose reading time is precious and crave at least a modicum of action and entertainment in our stories, Underworld will disappoint. This is a novel only an English professor can love.

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