Underworld by Don DeLillo SPOILERS
I did a search and there was a thread about this book two years ago so I'd like to start a fresh discussion.
This book troubles me. I'm in awe. I think it's a tremendous accomplishment and I enjoyed reading it. The epilogue practically brought me to tears. I smiled while I read it, reread certain passages and was totally absorbed and enthralled reading it.
So, my issues with it, not issues so much, but nagging, unresolved thoughts.
-What the hell happened to the Texas Killer storyline?
-Who was Amy that had the abortion?
-How did Nick and Marion ending up marrying? Why would he marry this woman? The vignette of her at 25 wanting to marry him didn't resonate/ Did he drift into it based on her will and desire?
I loved the character of Klara even though I disliked her as a character. I thought her stories of parties on the rooftops in NY and her seeing the Eisenstein film, her friend Miles, all that was written so vividly and lovingly and yet I couldn't stand her at all.
His characters and his dialogue are just amazing in this book. I got sucked into every story. I did hate the use of repetition with the god damn recycling. How they separate the colored glass from clear, how they don't tie the bundles of newspaper with twine. I'm glad he didn't use that as a device for the rest of the book and the other characters. I was VERY dismayed when it came up again at the end. I just thought it was terrible. What was he trying to accomplish with this? All it did was yank me out of the story and irritate me.
ahaha. Oh and I laughed out loud during that bit when her friend Acey asks some guy at a party what men want from women. He says "blowjobs" and she tells him "you can get those from men".