Book :: Underworld

By: Don DeLillo
Pages: 827
Published: Oct 3rd, 1997
Genre(s): American
Literary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Rating: (5)


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Nick Shay and Klara Sax knew each other once, intimately, and they meet again in the American desert. He is trying to outdistance the crucial events of his early life; she is an artist who has made a blood struggle for independence. Underworld is a story of men and women together and apart, seen in deep, clear detail and in stadium-sized panoramas, shadowed throughout by the overarching...

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I really struggled with this book, I’m not sure the writing style is for me. The book felt very long winded and whilst I enjoyed many of the characters and the way things unfolded, there were a lot of characters I couldn’t get enthralled with. Ah well. It’s not the worst book I’ve ever read!

Mar 4th, 2018

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Not perfect but awesome nonetheless! Loved the juxtaposition of real events with fiction!!!

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