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Posted February 1, 2001
PERPLEXING, PLEASING, AND ABSORBING LISTENING
An acknowledged master of the literary arts, Don DeLillo once described a common thread that ran throughout his books as '...the individual faced with a vast structure...one person adrift, faced with a monumental superstructure that he can't make headway against.' Such is surely the case with his latest provocative work, 'The Body Artist.' Here we meet a woman confronted with her husband's death by his own hand. She remains in their remote home, where she eventually finds an unusual man in an abandoned third floor room. Is he real or a product of her saddened and perhaps delusional mind? Listeners will have to decide for themselves after hearing this brief but brilliant reading by Laurie Anderson. I say brief because the novel is only 125 pages, which simply illustrates that DeLillo doesn't need length to convey his intriguing thoughts. Some may be perplexed; others pleased. Most will be absorbed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.