Why don’t people finish a book? Maybe it wasn’t what you expected. Maybe you lost it, or maybe you were just too busy. Maybe you started something else that was better… Rob has never got to the end of Underworld by Don DeLillo and Kate has never finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsen.
Today starts our read along of Don DeLillo’s Underworld. Why? It began when Jackie from Farmlane books tweeted a link to Flavorwire’s piece detailing the “Top 50 incredibly tough books for extreme readers“. Out of all the books listed, Underworld was the one that leapt out for me. The only DeLillo I’ve read before was Libra, a stunning book focussing on the JFK assassination. This was a set text on my American Literature course at UEA and a book I devoured. It was a book that enthralled the entire class with its perfectly crafted prose and plot and has stuck with me ever since. (more…)