Ed Siegel The boston Globe Valparaiso may be the novelist's most satisfying work since White Noise....Valparaiso is art at its finest.
Kane Webb Arkansas Democrat Gazette [A] sugar rush of a story...Valparaiso is a terrific read.
Don DeLillo is the author of fifteen novels, including Underworld, Falling Man, White Noise, and Libra. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work, and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2010, he was awarded the PEN/Saul Bellow Prize. The Angel Esmeralda was a finalist for the 2011 Story Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In October 2012, DeLillo receives the Carl Sandburg Literary Award for his body of work.
What a dud. Oh well. I hate most stage-plays anyway. As all the other reviewers have already said, VALPARAISO is about the mediacrization of everyday life. Read morePublished on October 3, 2005 by Bill Jarmell
Writing satire is fun and easy. As long as your work is satirical, you don't need real dialogue, well-formed characters, or an interesting plotline. Read morePublished on July 19, 2002 by biz markie
As other reviewers have noted, it is difficult to judge a work which is essentially a blueprint for an experience in another medium -- and perhaps unfair to judge it by the... Read morePublished on May 22, 2001
I am a fan of Don Delillo and can usually defend him against most accusations of pretentiousness, unbelievable plots and dialogue and one dimensional characters. Read morePublished on May 2, 2000 by Brent Woods