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Falling Man

May 28, 2007

There are few things like reclining in a comfortable chair or couch, cafe au lait within arms reach, pleasant sounds in the background, and a well-written, engaging book in hand. Fewer still are these moments, especially as a parent. My wife sent me out this evening to enjoy one of the things I enjoy most.

The au lait isn’t that great; the coffee was too weak. The book, on the other hand, is titilating. It’s so engaging that I enter a five second debate after each chapter: “Should I save the rest for tomorrow?” I read on. Falling Man is a likely book from an unlikely author. Likely, because it’s a fictional account of life after 9/11 in the world of a few Manhanttanites. An unlikely author becasuse DeLilo is perhaps best know for his magnum opus, Underworld.

The first chapter of Falling Man is online for free. See Frank Rich’s NY Times review here. Many thoughts are brewing after the first five chapters. I’ll hold them until the end but expect a reflective post on Falling Man very soon. Books like this don’t linger long in my hands.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2007 1:45 am

    can’t wait for your review.

    I am midway through Safely Home. It is an awesome book. Highly recommended. Esp. in partnership with The Heavenly Man.

    Have you read The Kite Runner? I received it from a friend… wondering if I should invest the time to read it.

  2. May 29, 2007 5:22 am

    cool. Well, sort of. I read it through my wife; she read it and told me all about it. A definite read. That author has just released a new book.

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