Saturday, January 16, 2021
Bearings. What happens when we lose our bearings? In his short novel titled, The Silence, Don DeLillo presents another take on the dread of contemporary life and the immediacy of our mortality. Because of his finely written prose, we feel the struggle of the characters like us in this novel who struggle to find language and engage in conversation after technology has suddenly shut down. Following such a shock, how do we know where we are, where we are going, and what the hell is going on? Welcome to our world as presented by a talented writer who finds a way to condense so much into this short book. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Silence from amazon.com.