White Noise Epub ¼ Paperback

Winner of the 1985 National Book Award White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney professor of Hitler Studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America where his colleagues include New York expatriates who want to immerse themselves in American magic and dread Jack and his fourth wife Babette bound by their love fear of death and four ultramodern offspring navigate the usual rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand name consumerism sleepwalking through a world where Coke Is It and the TV is always onThen a lethal black chemical cloud floats over their lives an airborne toxic event unleashed by an industrial accident The menacing cloud is a urgent and visible version of the white noise engulfing the Gladney family—radio transmissions sirens microwaves ultrasonic appliances and TV murmurings—pulsing with life yet heralding the danger of deathWith its ironic satirical telling vision of the anxieties absurdities and mysteries of modern American life White Noise is a masterpiece at once illuminating and darkly prophetic


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    My first Don DeLillo Not for people who use the word postulate My experience was almost entirely ruined by the used copy I received which had notes in the margins It says Help when Jack Gladney talks about Hitler on multiple pages Has this person never heard of Hitler? it says sheesh when his son Heinrich goes into a long winded ramble about brain chemistry and how he couldn't know what he really wants The best of all the marginal note stupidity from anonymous though is the discussion the Gladney's have on the way to the mall chapter 17 The family is making idle small talk trying to remember the name of the surfer movie I saw once where they travel all over the world They go back and forth incorrectly guessing the title before getting swept away into another discussion This reader wrote never ending summer underneath the last guess YOU ASSHOLE Who the hell were you trying to impress here? You knew the real name of the movie so you thought you would write it down in the margin? These are fictional characters not your dumb ass modern lit class And the jackass got the name of the movie wrong it's ENDLESS SUMMER you dumb fuck Good book