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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Monday, September 22, 2008

End Zone

Book#35 on my '08 reading list was Don DeLillo's End Zone.

End Zone on its surface is about a rebellious college football player exiled to a small college in the middle of nowhere. Under the surface it's a book about philosophy, becoming a man, and the parallels between football and war (which DeLillo both draws and pokes fun at in that oh so post-modern way). Not my favorite DeLillo book (that'd be White Noise) but a good read and nice insight into the early work of one of our generation's greatest writers.

Apparently another in my continuing theme of books I read and then find out are being made into a movie.

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