What are the best books by Don DeLillo?

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    #1Ratner's Star

    Ratner's Star

    Ratner's Star is a science fiction novel by Don DeLillo. Ratner's Star was published by Vintage on July 16, 1992, and it follows Billy Twillig, a Nobel Prize winner for mathematics, as he tries to decipher messages from space.

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    Divya Khan
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I found this novel profound and fascinating. I believe it is one of the best books by Don DeLillo."
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    #2Running Dog

    Running Dog

    Running Dog is a contemporary novel written by Don DeLillo. Published by Vintage Contemporaries on July 17, 1989, Running Dog follows Moll Robbins as she is dragged from her life as a journalist into the dark world of the black market.

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    James Carr
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Running Dog is a heartstrings-tugging story of a girl with no place to call her own so she falls into the wrong crowd. It starts off rather monotonous before taking a dramatic turn down a twisting, winding corridor of the treacherous black market."
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    #3Falling Man

    Falling Man

    Falling Man is a contemporary novel by Don DeLillo. Published on May 14, 2007 by Scribner, Falling Man follows a broken family of three as they live their lives after the September 11 attacks.

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    Linda Carpenter
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I bought this book awhile ago but couldn't bring myself to read it. I remember that day all too clearly, and just thinking about it is painful. I'm glad I finally read Falling Man. It helped me get through my own unresolved issues from that day. "
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    #4Americana

    Americana

    Americana is a novel written by Don DeLillo. First published in 1971, it was republished by Actes Sud on August 10, 1993. Americana tells the story of David Bell who achieves all his dreams only for it to become a nightmare.

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    Pranav Pawar
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I have been a huge Don DeLillo fan for years and Americana in my opinion is one of his best books. It really has that fall from grace kind of feel. It is a great book that keeps you captivated from the first page to the last page."
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    #5The Names

    The Names
    The Names is a novel written by the author Don DeLillo. Published by Vintage on July 17, 1989, The Names follow an unnamed narrator, his estranged wife, their son, and a scientist in a thriller story set in Greece.
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    James Ryan
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Last week at our book club the author of the week was Don DeLillo. I ended up going with The Names to be my weekly read. Im about 3/4 of the way through already. I just cant put it down. Beautifully written. Very captivating and really allows the reader to feel emerged in the story."
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    #6Cosmopolis

    Cosmopolis

    Cosmopolis is a contemporary novel by Don DeLillo. Published on by Picador in 2003, Cosmopolis tells the story of Eric Packer, a multi-billionaire who fears that he might be targeted by anti-globalist groups.

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    Harry Price
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Life is full precautions and surprises that we cannot expect to emerge. Even if you well-off and think you have nothing to worry. Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo reminds me of our true nature as human beings in natural world. How one is ought to be extremely cautious to his surrounding and aware of the suspicions. The eccentric billionaire Eric, seemed to me to represent the human mind that always seeks a flawed conceptual sense of security without any precaution. The book is truly intriguing and will drive your inner sense of defense."
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    #7Zero K

    Zero K

    Zero K is a science fiction novel written by Don DeLillo. Published by Scribner on May 3, 2016, Zero K is a novel about a billionaire who's trying to preserve his dying wife and the questions to humanity that this action poses.

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    Jesse Hawkins
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "DeLillo's major works combine high-wire technique with dense content. That's what makes novels like *White Noise*, *Underworld*, and *Libra* such involving and successful reads. But his latest works, including *Zero K*, are all technique and no content. Sure things happen, there's a kind of narrative, and characters to inhabit that narrative, but the whole thing is hollow. It's an exercise in novel-writing, which makes for a less than stellar actual novel. I know, I know, the disengagement created by the text echoes the central them of disengagement, so the affect created in the reader echoes the dilemma being explored. Whatever. The smoke and mirrors distract you, but it's still just a trick."
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    #8The Body Artist

    The Body Artist

    The Body Artist is a novel by Don DeLillo. Published by Scribner on  February 5, 2002, The Body Artist tell the story of performance artist Lauren Hartke after the suicide of her husband Rey Robles.

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    Jacob Walters
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I was interested in finding a good book by Don DeLillo and found The Body Artist. This is written by Don DeLillo and has a great story and great writing. I really was interested in the artist aspect of the story, it added a unique view from the characters. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in this author. "
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    #9Point Omega

    Point Omega

    Point Omega is a novel written by author Don DeLillo. Published by Scribner Book Company on February 2, 2010, Point Omega follows the relationships of a scholar, a filmmaker, and a woman from New York as they live in the desert.

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    Arjun Yadav
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I liked this authors previous books and looked forward to this book after reading a lot of favorable reviews. Unfortunately, I felt this book fell short of his other books as the characters didn't seem to develop like in his other books. If you haven't read any of his other books, I feel you will like this book, I just don't think it's up to his previous work."
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    #10Mao II

    Mao II
    Mao II is a novel written by Don DeLillo. Published in 1992 by Penguin Books, Mao II follows Bill Gray as he leaves his novel behind to enter the shady world of political violence. It is available in paperback or for Kindle on Amazon.
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    Margaret Jensen
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Interesting political history. Rare to go into this period."

Summary

Best What are the best books by Don DeLillo
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ratner's StarBooks 27 Paid
2Running DogBooks 22 Paid
3Falling ManBooks 20 Paid
4AmericanaBooks 19 Paid
5The NamesBooks 17 Paid
6CosmopolisBooks 14 Paid
7Zero KBooks 12 Paid
8The Body ArtistBooks 10 Paid
9Point OmegaBooks 8 Paid
10Mao IIBooks 5 Paid
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