It’s always exciting when Don DeLillo releases a new novel, especially now when some of America’s old guard are slowing down or outright retiring (see Munro, Alice).
Zero K looks to be especially good, a return to his old methodology after the more arch experiments of books like “Cosmopolis” or “Point Omega.” The language crackles with DeLillo’s brand of bristly New York edginess right from the opening paragraph.I love reading this stuff aloud. It’s intellectual, yes, and slightly meta, but his language almost always captures the strange poetry of the spoken word. I found it inspiring twenty years ago and I find it inspiring now.
Thanks for the new book Mr. DeLillo.