Great Jones Street by Don DelilloGreat Jones Street by Don Delillo

Great Jones Street

byDon Delillo

Paperback | January 1, 1994

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From the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K

Bucky Wunderlick, rock star and budding messiah, has hit a spiritual wall. In mid-tour he bolts fromhis band to hole up in a dingy East Village apartment and separate himself from the paranoid machine that propels the culture he has helped create. As faithful fans await messages, Bucky encounters every sort of roiling farce he is trying to escape. A penetrating look at rock and roll's merger of art, commerce and urban decay, Great Jones Street "reflects our era's nighmares and hallucinations with all appropriate lurid, tawdry shades" --The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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:Great Jones StreetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.8 × 5.05 × 0.56 inPublished:January 1, 1994Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140179178

ISBN - 13:9780140179170

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Writing Great prose style, as usual, from DD, but the story and character are a bit thin.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great writing but ... Strange character and story, and not strange in a good way. I had a hard time connecting to the character, but the writing ... my god.
Date published: 2017-01-09

Editorial Reviews

"Brilliant...deeply shocking...looks at rock music, nihilism and urban decay." --Diane Johnson, The New York Review of Books

"Luminous...finally, a novel that understands rock and roll!" --Jon Pareles, The Village Voice Literary Supplement