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White Noise by Don DeLillo


DeLillo is a delight - funny, absurd, post-modern... Advertisements suffuse consciousness and become mantra, super markets become transcendent temples, Hitler and Elvis are deep fields of academic study with entire college departments and conferences. There's a Toxic Airborne Event, but just as you think the book is zigging into dystopian Stephen King stuff, it zags and the cloud disperses, and we're left wondering if the real toxin is in the air already, carried on TV static and radio towers and our death-fears and the secrets we keep in our American families.