Book Reviews of Libra

Author: Don DeLillo
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ISBN-13: 9780140156041
ISBN-10: 0140156046
Publication Date: 5/1/1991
Pages: 464
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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DeLillo presents a novelization of the life of Lee Harvey Oswald (JFK's assassin). Based on extensive research, and written with skill and imagination, this is a fantastic read. Quality writing from one of America's finest novelists.
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This book is without hesitation among my top 10 reading experiences. Subject matter, craftsmanship, and holistic human portraiture are high-caliber. Delillo's style is intellectually forthright and can simultaneously leave you on the edge of your seat with suspenseful story-telling. A few of my favorite lines:
There's always more to it. This is what history consists of. It is the sum total of the things they aren't telling us.
"If the world is where we hide from ourselves, what do we do when the world is no longer accessible? We invent a false name, invent a destiny, purchase a firearm through the mail.
"Men with secrets tend to be drawn to each other, not because they want to share what they know but because they need the company of the like-minded, the fellow afflicted."
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Tour de force novel about the JFK assassination, from a great American writer.