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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

Overview

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.

Thoughts

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.