Set against the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece, The Names is considered the book which began to drive qsharply upward the size of his readershipq (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Among the cast of DeLillo's bizarre yet fully realized characters in The Names are Kathryn, the narrator's estranged wife; their son, the six-year-old novelist; Owen, the scientist; and the neurotic narrator obsessed with his own neuroses. A thriller, a mystery, and still a moving examination of family, loss, and the amorphous and magical potential of language itself, The Names stands with any of DeLillo's more recent and highly acclaimed works. qThe Names not only accurately reflects a portion of our contemporary world but, more importantly, creates an original world of its own.q--Chicago Sun-Times qDeLillo sifts experience through simultaneous grids of science and poetry, analysis and clear sight, to make a high-wire prose that is voluptuously stark.q--Village Voice Literary Supplement qDeLillo verbally examines every state of consciousness from eroticism to tourism, from the idea of America as conceived by the rest of the world to the idea of the rest of the world as conceived by America, from mysticism to fanaticism.q--New York TimesSet against the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece, The Names is considered the book which began to drive aquot;sharply upward the size of his readershipaquot; (Los Angeles Times Book Review).
|Publisher||:||Vintage - 2012-04-11|