End Zone by Don DelilloEnd Zone by Don Delillo

End Zone

byDon Delillo

Paperback | January 7, 1986

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The second novel by Don DeLillo, author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K

At Logos College in West Texas, huge young men, vacuum-packed into shoulder pads and shiny helmets, play football with intense passion. During an uncharacteristic winning season, the perplexed and distracted running back Gary Harkness has periodic fits of nuclear glee; he is fueled and shielded by his fear of and fascination with nuclear conflict. Among oddly afflicted and recognizable players, the terminologies of football and nuclear war--the language of end zones--become interchangeable, and their meaning deteriorates as the collegiate year runs its course. In this triumphantly funny, deeply searching novel, Don DeLillo explores the metaphor of football as war with rich, original zeal.
Don DeLillo published his first short story when he was twenty-three years old. He has since written twelve novels, including White Noise (1985) which won the National Book Award. It was followed by Libra (1988), his novel about the assassination of President Kennedy, and by Mao II, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.In 1997,...
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Title:End ZoneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:January 7, 1986Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140085688

ISBN - 13:9780140085686

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very good book, but not Delillo's best This is a solid example of Delillo's work. I would recommend starting with another one of his greats like Libra or if you are up for a weighty tome start with Underworld but don't shy away from this great work of art.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great Funny book - one of my fav of DD's
Date published: 2017-01-09