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May TBR List

Before I jump in, I feel the need to confess that I don’t think I’ll be finishing The Sudden Appearance of Hope. I’ve been carrying it around for a week but haven’t picked it up once, or found myself wondering what will happen next. Life’s too short and I have at least four I’d like to get through by the end of the month.

  • White Noise – Don DeLillo
  • Motherless Brooklyn – Jonathan Lethem
  • Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut
  • White – Bret Easton Ellis

Two of these (White Noise and Motherless Brooklyn) have been recommended by my brother. I’m going to start with Ellis’ new – and first – non-fiction book.

Happy reading!

‘Falling Man’ – Don DeLillo

Lausanne, April 2016


Keith escapes the Towers on 9/11. Reunites with his wife who is angry following the attacks. Incensed by the performance of the falling man, who dies, sort of unnoticed, at the end.


My brother recommended this a while ago and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Definitely more intellectual in style than my brain is possibly capable of coping with! I struggled in parts but the scene depicting the attack and the change of viewpoint within the scene was practically seamless and quite astounding by its effect.