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Summary

It is Super Bowl Sunday in the year 2022. Five people are due to have dinner in an apartment on the east side of Manhattan. The hosts are a retired physics professor and her husband; they are joined by one of her former students and await the arrival of another couple, delayed by what becomes a dramatic flight from Paris. 

In the apartment, talk ranges widely. The opening kickoff is one commercial away. Then something happens, and the digital connections that have transformed our lives are severed.

What follows is a dazzling and profoundly moving conversation about what makes us human. Never has the art of fiction been such an immediate guide to our navigation of a bewildering world. Never have DeLillo’s prescience, imagination and language been more illuminating and essential.

©2020 Don DeLillo (P)2020 Simon & Schuster

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awful what sounded promising was a very pretentious piece of writing. the idea was sound but so much more could have been achieved

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I found this difficult and has to rewind occasionally. And I doubt really like sci-fi . But I persevered and I am glad I did. Made me think. That's a good thing

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Terrible performance. It's a novel not a play.

Terrible performance. It's a novel not a play. Why all these voices? Why omitting words?