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Unhappy Birthday to White Noise

By posted at 4:03 pm on February 18, 2010 3

What’s with the Don DeLillo pile-on? The folks at Slate post a long audio conversation about White Noise, with one participant calling the novel “flagrantly bad.” I disagree…but then, I kind of liked Point Omega, too.





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3 Responses to “Unhappy Birthday to White Noise”

  1. Tom B.
    at 10:40 pm on February 19, 2010

    Jealousy? Critical fashion? I think Point Omega is his best since Underworld. Do they want everything spelled out and nailed down for them? DeLillo doesn’t play that game.

  2. southridge
    at 2:31 pm on February 21, 2010

    When you go to prison, you find the biggest guy in the cell block and bash his head in. Running down a great writer like DeLillo is a way for these lesser lights to establish cred.

    In fifty years, we’ll still be reading DeLillo. The naysayers will be forgotten.

  3. anechoic
    at 12:17 pm on February 24, 2010

    maybe they can ween themselves off of Harry Potter books?

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