History books normally follow a collection of facts, carefully plotted on a chronicle timeline, devoid of detail, but DeLillo’s Libra blends facts with fiction, and the storytelling to what it meant on both the individuals as well as American society is gripping to its finest details.
“After Oswald, men in America were no longer required to lead lives of quiet desperation. You apply for a credit card, buy a handgun, travel through cities, suburbs and shopping malls, anonymous, anonymous, looking for a chance to take a shot at the first puffy empty famous face, just to let people know there is […]
Sure, this book requires some getting used to and strike you as odd — but if books are meant to take us places, this one just took me the to the weirdest; inside the mind of the living nor dead. Moreover, is that this is a typical book to read again soon, for it’s full […]
The book shows how people first worshiped nature and animals, then religion, and it shows that our current phase, humanism, is only just that. Do people have a soul? Do we have a consciousness? Aren’t feelings just algorithms? What happens when the future will create better algorithms than our feelings? The book speaks in logical […]