"Luminous...finally, a novel that understands rock and roll!" --Jon Pareles, The Village Voice Literary Supplement
In 1997, he published the bestselling Underworld, and in 1999 he was awarded the Jerusalem Prize, given to a writer whose work expresses the theme of the freedom of the individual in society; he was the first American author to receive it. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
It's a hopeful little idea and a hopeful little book.
Or will Bucky's route back follow the vision of Globke, his agent, who has brilliant ideas about promoting Bucky's celebrity and is indifferent to his music.
As I said, a quick read, but probably more for completists only, since he's done more memorable or interesting work elsewhere.
"Great Jones Street," Don DeLillo's 1973 reflection of rock music, fandom, urban decay and (I would say) good old self-imposed alienation. Read morePublished on October 23, 2012 by McGill
This is the third book that I've read by DeLillo, and I'm honestly glad that it wasn't the first. I'm not sure that I would have been motivated to pick up anything else if I had... Read morePublished on December 18, 2008 by frumiousb
Let's start with this: the lyrics that DeLillo writes for Bucky Wunderlich, I mean Wunderlick are just short of pathetic. Read morePublished on April 26, 2008 by Lynn Hoffman, author:Radiation Days: A Comedy
This is the one Delillo novel I consistently re-read. I love Bucky Wunderlick! People are rating this as a Delillo novel and not on its own merit. Read morePublished on October 1, 2007 by Ned Ludd
This is a great postmodern novel that really examines what it means to be human through the lenses of Bucky, the superstar who has chosen to withdraw himself from the public. Read morePublished on November 22, 2003 by Viola L.
Great Jones Street. Here we have the makings of a pop-culture satire, the promise of the rock star monolith deciphered, the power of drugs and insanity binded with classic... Read morePublished on September 10, 2000 by A. Leung