too much silence

Don de Lillo – according to many “one of the greatest” – has published a new book. To raving reviews. Not sure I understand all the praise. I like the way he leaves dialogues unfinished, he’s clearly comfortable with uncomfortable situations and has a great eye for detail. But that doesn’t make this a great novel. More a peek into the lives of ordinary people waiting for something to happen. This ‘something’ never gets scary though. Reality still is more chilling.

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