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Libra (Penguin Essentials) Kindle Edition
Wonderful ― Guardian
Even with all the swirling contradictory data, this you feel is America, and the news starts here ― Sunday Times
Monumental, DeLillo at his chilling best. Concentrates on the inner life of the people who shaped the Kennedy assassination. He constructs the very human faces behind a monstrous event, creating fiction which trespasses on reality ― Time Out
An audacious blend of fiction and fact ― The Times --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B07CTPK4FQ
- Publisher : Penguin; 1st edition (7 June 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 2034 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 455 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #418,078 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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it is not a "conspiracy" novel as such, because while it deals with a lot of that kind of material surrounding the assassination of j.f.k., it's main achievement lies in an investigation of how many of the "cast" - oswald in particular, of course - might have thought and felt and reached their positions and attitudes.
delillo brilliantly gets imaginatively "inside" the minds of his characters, and their memories and the forces that drive them. whether his insights are "true" is beside the point. he goes into their histories and interactions and makes you believe in them from the inside.
in the end it is this examination of the thoughts and feelings and souls and minds of the principal characters in those fervent times that is the subject of this book, as much as the actual connections that may, or may not, have lead to the final act.
james ellroy covers the same material very differently, if also brilliantly. interestingly i heard ellroy on the radio choosing "libra" as his one "desert island" favourite book. it is not hard to see why.