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by John Slattery,Don DeLillo

Free eBook Falling Man: A Novel download ISBN: 0743567188
Author: John Slattery,Don DeLillo
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (May 15, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Literary
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Falling Man is a novel by Don DeLillo, published May 15, 2007. An excerpt from the novel appeared in short story form as "Still Life" in the April 9, 2007, issue of The New Yorker magazine.

Falling Man is a novel by Don DeLillo, published May 15, 2007. Falling Man concerns a survivor of the 9/11 attacks and the effect his experiences on that day have on his life thereafter.

Falling Man by Don DeLillo - Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines . Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read.

Falling Man by Don DeLillo - Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America  .

Falling Man: A Novel Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. This is a beautifully written short novel showing the searing impact of the 9-11 attacks on the lives of several New Yorkers

Falling Man: A Novel Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Don DeLillo (Author), John Slattery (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher) & 0 more. This is a beautifully written short novel showing the searing impact of the 9-11 attacks on the lives of several New Yorkers. For several years now I have been focusing on how our best and brightest minds have responded to the horror that descended on us all that Tuesday morning. This is easily the most direct and dramatic response I have discovered.

ALSO BY DON DELILLO NOVELS Americana End Zone Great Jones Street Ratner’s Star Players Running . Falling Man. Part one. Bill lawton. 1. It was not a street anymore but a world, a time and space of falling ash and near night.

ALSO BY DON DELILLO NOVELS Americana End Zone Great Jones Street Ratner’s Star Players Running Dog The Names White Noise Libra Mao II Underworld. He was walking north through rubble and mud and there were people running past holding towels to their faces or jackets over their heads. They had handkerchiefs pressed to their mouths.

Narrated by John Slattery. Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America. No commitment, cancel anytime.

Falling Man is Don DeLillo's 9/11 novel

Falling Man is Don DeLillo's 9/11 novel. Readers have been expecting it. With his understanding that it is terrorists, not artists, who now speak most directly to the collective unconscious, DeLillo - of all artists - came closest to prefiguring, if not predicting, the attacks on Washington and New York. And so, even as news of those attacks was received, DeLillo's was the name that came to mind - just as JG Ballard's did when the manner of Princess Diana's death became known. So how has he gone about the task? The answer is: modestly

Don DeLillo's novel Falling Man has more unspecified pronouns than I care to read.

Don DeLillo's novel Falling Man has more unspecified pronouns than I care to read. The sections begin with sentences like: "He missed the kid" or "She missed those nights with friends when you talk about everything.

Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America. It begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and tracks the aftermath of this global tremor in the intimate lives of a few people. First there is Keith, walking out of the rubble into a life that he'd always imagined belonged to everyone but him. Then Lianne, his es-tranged wife, memory-haunted, trying to reconcile two versions of the same shadowy man. And their small son Justin, standing at the window, scanning the sky for more planes

The first novel by Don DeLillo, author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K At twenty-eight, David .

The first novel by Don DeLillo, author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K At twenty-eight, David Bell is the American Dream come true. He has fought his way to the top, surviving office purges and scandals tobecome a top television executive. David's world is made up of the images that flicker across America's screens, the fantasies that enthrall America's imagination. Don DeLillo’s seductive, spectacularly observed and brilliant new novel weighs the darkness of the world-terrorism, floods, fires, famine, plague-against the beauty and humanity of everyday life; love, awe, the intimate touch of earth and sun. Zero K is glorious.

Escaping from the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks, Keith Neudecker makes his way to the uptown apartment where his ex-wife and young son are living and considers the ways in which the day's events have irrevocably changed his perception of the world. Simultaneous.
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Kipabi
This is a beautifully written short novel showing the searing impact of the 9-11 attacks on the lives of several New Yorkers. For several years now I have been focusing on how our best and brightest minds have responded to the horror that descended on us all that Tuesday morning. This is easily the most direct and dramatic response I have discovered. It starts with an office worker who escapes one of the towers and then centers on the impact on his life and his family and a woman who he meets shortly later. At the end of the novella he circles back to the events of that morning and basically puts the reader inside the WTC along with his central character.

I strongly recommend this book. However, if you have not yet reas Collin McCann's Let the Great World Spin, I suggest you read this short novel first. McCann provides an equally well written narrative that counterpoints the magic and wonder of the high wire walker in 1974 with the tragedy at the same site 27 years later. It is the most positive and spiritually moving consideration of the books I have read that consider 9-11 and it is one of the best novels I have ever read.
Thetath
I agree with other reviewers that this book is not linear, not meant to offer a compelling plot. It is one artist's expression (and DeLillo, by the way, is an artist; if you doubt it, read White Noise), in prose, of the aftermath of 9-11. As such, DeLillo does not try to make sense of the event itself--how can we, when it was senseless? He simply does what all artists do: He observes, then records, from his own perspective, what he sees. And what apparently he continues to see in the aftermath of The Event is the toll in psychological suffering (including--thank you--what has befallen the children who watched the events unfold), the confusion of the time, the anger and hate which continue. This book, from page one, raised my anxiety level--as it should, if the artist's work is effective. I hurried to finish it only because I wanted to get back to a place of safety and comfort... which I realize now may never be fully possible again.
MisTereO
DeLillo is an examiner of American culture. Whether it's the underlying sea of memorabilia (Underworld: A Novel) or the hysteria and machinations of the JFK assassination (Libra), or the group mentality of crowds (Mao II: A Novel), DeLillo is probably one of our best writers of the modern American character. While Cormac McCarthy may be showing us the roots of the American spirit from the midwestern lands of yore, DeLillo examines us in the heat of our corporate and internationally connected lives, so it was probably only inevitable that he address 9/11.

_Falling Man_ focuses on Keith and Lianne, a New York couple who have direct experience with the plane attack on the Towers. Keith was actually at work in the Towers that day, and though he escaped with little more physical injury than a damaged wrist, he and Lianne, who had previously been separated, come back together as a reaction to this tragedy. Keith has even escaped what one doctor calls 'organic shrapnel': pieces of human that get propelled into victims' bodies as the result of a suicide bomber.

But this organic shrapnel is one of the metaphorical centers of this book. The blowing apart of humans, the scattering of humanity, so that they are clutching for whatever they can find that gives them meaning. Lianne explores art and volunteering for an Alzheimer's writing group. Keith throws himself into poker and his estranged wife's bed and an obsession with a briefcase he carried out of the Towers without thinking.

But DeLillo, as any great writer does, examines to actualities of existence, the search for meaning that will almost always direct one down a different path than planned. Memory and philosophy intermix just like bits of suicide bomber flesh may bury itself into the face and chest of the bystander, and the result is that a horrifying event such as this will always be a part of you. Keith and Lianne are looking for a way to live with what has happened to them, and sometimes the bravest thing one can do is accept the realities of themselves and not accept a false change done out of fright. Just like the strange wisdom of Lorne Michaels' question to Giuliani on Saturday Night Live when, weeks after 9/11 he said, "Can we be funny again?", DeLillo shows us that there is courage in allowing yourself to fall short of being a good person, if that is where you were headed all along.
Dakora
Terrific read, don't take too much in at once. In sidelong glances at the lives of an estranged couple, their child, and a few people around them, DeLillo captures the heartbreak and normality-destroying months following "the planes." The glimpses pile up to create realistic characters, and a picture of post-9/11 New York.
Risky Strong Dromedary
As every one else in the US, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing on 9/11. I turned numb, I recorded every broadcast for weeks afterwards. I've seen the photo of the falling man. A friend of mine was on the first plane. To this day I am tormented by thoughts of what he may have felt, feared, or experienced once he realized things went south.

I started to read this book and made a lot of progress, but it became more difficult. Finally I could not control my emotions, my nights became an endless film loop of my recordings. I had to stop reading the book so that I can retain some semblance of control and acceptance. It was more than a novel to me.