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Friday, February 20, 2015

Underworld / DeLillo

The first few pages of this doorstop, which I picked up for $1.99 at the Goodwill, indicate it is a work of conventional realism, in other words an aesthetic drag, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, probably dip into it here and there and see if something hooks me.

March 19, 2015--I dipped into it here and there and nothing hooked me so I went back and resumed reading from the beginning and have got to say his description of the famed Dodgers/Giants game at the Polo Grounds that ended with Bobby Thomson's tomahawk homerun reveals a deep knowledge of how beautiful and affecting watching professional sports can be and, having recently witnessed the last-second win of the Patriots over the Seahawks in the Super Bowl--all praise and honor to Malcolm Butler!--I credit DeLillo for devoting the time and effort he did to conveying reverence for the experience.

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