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3.0 out of 5 stars Seriously despressing., 11 Jan. 2014
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This book was interesting. However, I found the main character to be unlikeable, dispassionate, depressed and selfish. I found his life and his interests to be tedious and after a while the different people he met merged into categories of male, and 'potential to get in bed with'. In a sense, it was a horrible read. It left me feeling like society is broken (which in many senses it is) and that in many ways, people are too. I'm not disagreeing with either of these facts, but I definitely didn't want to be reminded of them in this book. It was also slow, with very little action and many of the events being about the way small things are perceived by the protagonist.

On the other hand, DeLillo is unarguably a skilled writer.

I definitely would NOT recommend anyone to read this if they are fond of feeling happy, and FYI the film version featuring Robert Pattinson is somehow even worse. I gave it three stars because, admittedly, it was an interesting read.
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