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PDF / Epub ☂ White Noise Author Don DeLillo –

White NoiseFirst Published In 1985, White Noise Won The National Book Award It Is Now Regarded As A Classic Of Postmodern Literature Jack Gladney Is A Pioneering Professor In The Field Of Hitler Studies At The Bucolic Midwestern College On The Hill Married Five Times, He Has A Brood Of Children And Stepchildren With His Current Wife, Babette Over The Course Of An Absurd, Tragic Year, Jack And Babette Will Each Be Forced To Confront The Question That Keeps Them Awake At Night Who Will Die First In 2012 Picador Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary During That Time We Have Published Many Prize Winning And Bestselling Authors Including Bret Easton Ellis And Cormac McCarthy, Alice Sebold And Helen Fielding, Graham Swift And Alan Hollinghurst Years Later, Picador Continue To Bring Readers The Very Best Contemporary Fiction, Non Fiction And Poetry From Across The Globe Discover At

PDF / Epub ☂ White Noise Author Don DeLillo –
  • Paperback
  • 375 pages
  • White Noise
  • Don DeLillo
  • English
  • 22 August 2019
  • 9781447202806

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  1. says:

    My first Don DeLillo Not for people who use the word postulate My experience was almost entirely ruined by the used copy I received which had notes in the margins It says Help when Jack Gladney talks about Hitler on multiple pages Has this person never heard of Hitler , it says sheesh when his son, Heinrich, goes into a long winded ramble about brain chemistry and how he couldn t know what he really wants The best of all the marginal note stupidity from anonymous though, is the discussion the Gladney s have on the way to the mall, chapter 17 The family is making idle small talk, trying to remember the name of the surfer movie I saw once where they travel all over the world They go back and forth incorrectly guessing the title, before getting swept away into another discussion This reader wrote never end...

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    I had this babysitter named Bernice who also was the postmistress of our wind swept Kansas town My mom would drop me off at the post office which I m pretty sure using the post office as a day care may have been against regulation, but this was small town America Bernice was ultra religious and obsessed with death She had me convinced that she had a pact with GOD that when her time came she would ascend on a cloud in the same manner as Jesus Christ She told me if I prayed fervently I too would receive this magnanimous non death and get my own cloud ride to heaven It was only a matter of weeks later that I robbed the post office My first felony at 4 Bernice was taking an inordinate amount of time in the bathroom and while she was distracted I filled my pockets with every coin from the wooden box cash register and walked the 1 4 of mile home t...

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    SoI finally read this..enjoyed it I found myself comparing this book to a new family TV series with Eugene Levy called Schitt s Creek The most entertaining FUNNY show, I ve seen in years The dialogue is hilarious in both White Noise and Schitt s Creek between the parents and kids Jack Gladney s friend, Murray cracked me up He reminded me of one of the characters on Schitt s Creek Most of this book was comical to me From the beginning I was shaking my head What REALLY Jack has been married 4 times What woman in their right mind would marry a man who has been married 3 times before her Jack s wife, Babette, had to be a little bonkers to marry Jack Reading for the blind was a perfect job for her she could relate to blindness first hand It was also funny that Jack worried about not being able the speak German even thou...

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    Ooh look It s a can Looks like it might have worms inside Let s open it up again Updated i.e final review March 30th, 2008 So I had read three quarters of this and decided to chuck it, but last night my compulsive side won over, and I went ahead and finished it I still can t wrap my mind around the notion that I should somehow regard it as a great book of the 20th century , and none of the 19 comments in this thread to date really addresses why I should So, I am asking for enlightenment.To sum up my three main difficulties with the book a dialog that is clunky to the point of unreadability It s so dreadful that I m quite willing to believe it s deliberately implausible But assuming it s not just laziness and a tin ear why would an author make such a choice What s the point Giving DeLillo the benefit of the doubt, and assuming he could have written believable dialog, what is the point of not using his gifts to the best of his ability, instead irritating the reader with substandard rubbishy conversations that draw attention to their own lack of believability b satire whose effect is similar to assaulting the reader with a blunt instrument Whether it s the repeated use of such tired and obvious devices as the random scattering of consumer product names throughout the text, or having his protagonist lead the department of Hitler Studies , there s nothing remotely smart about it This kind of heavy handed bludgeoning is the hallmark of a very inferior writer It insults the intelli...

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    It s like how my mom still calls me if there is bad weather nearby, or if I m out driving on a holiday where the roads could be filled with people who had too much to drink It s like when the grocery store parking lots stay full when snow is on the way because people think they may be stuck inside their house forever.It s like how the news can report on how Coke can kill you so you start drinking Diet Coke, but then the artificial sweetener can give you cancer so you try to just drink water, but there could be bacteria in it unless you use a filter.I loved this book.It took me a long time to read it, not because I didn t like it, but because I wanted to savor it, take my time with it, underline quotes, let the dialogue marinate a little bit.So, I should tell you that you can t go into the book looking for a thriller or an apocalyptic dystopian novel The plot isn t going to suck you in and keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next It s the conversations between the characters, the wonderful way the sentences are structured, the jump from one scene to another, the commentary behind it all That s what you re getting into.The book hits on death, the media, fear, consumerism, and It was written a little while ago, but it didn t seem all that dated to me From the first few pages I knew I had stumbled upon something special Halfway through I was ready to tell the world to read it At the end, I put the book down on my lap, put my hands u...

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    Reading White Noise by Don DeLillo is the literary equivalent of 18 paranoid hours of non stop channel surfing while chain smoking and nursing a migraine in a smoggy, over crowded city On meth.Do you want to know why this is one of the most important books of the 20th century Because it s a good example of the postmodern simulacra, absurdist philosophy that plagued the latter half of the 20th century and still plagues us today I felt bleak and empty for several days after reading this book, and I m still recovering.It had a lot of potential It could have been a great commentary on life in a media saturated society that worships safety and bright colors in the temples of grocery stores, a society that will suffocate in the toxic by products of its own vain materialistic pleasures, conveniences and distractions But a great commentary would have been too meaningful and after all, this is the age of negation and disorder wherein everything is turned inside out, and to live fully without fear is to kill freely without hesitation This is the ...

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    If I had it my way, as soon as you clicked on my review this song would blare from your speakers and the video is amazing I would rather you watch it than read my nonsensical ramblings This book smells like napalm It sounds like air being slowly released from a balloon It tastes like ashes of the American dream.I wander the city, invisible earmuffs blocking out the sounds, eyes glued to pages, smile glued to my face People look at me as if they want to know my secrets I promise not to tell Closer Let me whisper in your ear I ll only give you glimpsesHeinrich Gerhardt Gladney is a cynic I want to get inside his head We re all suffering from brain fade The airborne toxic event. Cool name for a band These guys thought so Not if you look like that it s not.Fear of death Fear of life Consumerism Commercialism Communis...

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    March, 2018 On a second read, I think I got another 2 3% of it than last time I adore this book.January, 2016 I really enjoyed this, but I don t completely understand it yet I ve got about 95% of it, but that last 5% I think may only come after some rereading, and maybe 20 additional years of life experience It feels like a book you could read several times over a life and always find a different meaning Heavily metaphorical, very philosophical, clever Death, consumerism, fear, modern life, ...

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    The world is full of abandoned meanings White Noise takes place in a realm one small step removed from an easily recognisable reality or just outside the range of human apprehension , as DeLillo puts it On face value none of its characters or events are quite credible the characters are too eloquent, the scenes too stage managed Why, for example, would people choose to go out in the open on foot to escape from a toxic cloud Why not get in their cars or simply stay barricaded in their homes So DeLillo can give us an image of a nomad biblical exodus because Delillo wants to strip down humanity to its rudiments in this novel the fear of death and subsequent gullibility it induces to submit to all kinds of generalised information that will keep us safe He wants to show us how information is used to cower us into a herd mentality The Hitler warning always stalking the outer corridors of the novel Put on a uniform and feel bigger, stronger, safer.White Noise, on the surface, is DeLillo s most orthodox novel First person narrative Straightforward chronology Mainly domestic setting Lots of humour The novel s white noise is the endless stream of mis information we are subjected to in our lives Data has a viral role in this novel Data that rarely translates into wisdom The narrator Jack Gladney s oldest son articulates this theme brilliantly What can we do to make life easier for the Stone Agers Can we make a refrigerator Can we even explain how it works...

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