White Noise book pdf download for free or read online, also White Noise pdf was written by Don Delillo.
Don DeLillo is the author of the fifteen novels, including Zero K, Man, White Noise, Underworld, Falling and Libra. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize for his work, and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
In year 2010 he received the PEN/Saul Bellow Award. The Emerald Angel was a finalist for the 2011 Short Story Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Prize for Fiction. In the year2012, DeLillo received the Carl Sandburg Literary Award for his collected works.
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A brilliant satire on mass culture and the numbing effects of technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a Hitler Studies professor at a liberal arts college in Central America. United by love, mortal fear, and four avant-garde offspring, Jack and his fourth wife, Babette, navigate the rocky passageways of family life into the back-talk of branded consumerism.
Then, a deadly black chemical cloud released by an industrial accident hangs over people’s lives, a “poison-in-the-air event” that is a more urgent and visible version of the white noise engulfing the Gladneys: broadcasts from radio, sirens, microwaves and television murmurs that even make the music of American magic and fear.
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In case you’ve landed in the wrong place, this book has nothing to do with White Noise, the horror movie from a few years ago. But like a horror movie, Don DeLillo’s “White Noise” is about death. And there is a terrifying fog that leads to a panicked evacuation and a bloody gunfight.
Here the similarities end. Most of the novel deals with the largely mundane events of Jack “J.A.K.” Gadney and his eccentric family. The composition of this family would confuse even the Brady Bunch, since both Jack and his current wife, Babbette, had been married several times and had several children. In its current state, the household consists of Jack, Babbette, the nerdy and creepy eldest son Heinrich, the strict daughter Denise, the confused daughter Steffie, and the innocent young son Wilder. There are other stepsons who appear fleetingly, but that does not matter.
Anyway, Jack teaches “Hitler Studies” at “College-on-the-Hill” in Central America. This does not mean that Jack is in any way a Nazi or supporter of Hitler; He just saw a way to get a comfortable job and jumped at the chance. For Jack, the myth of Hitler is much more important than the man himself. Part of the theatrics of his performance is that he wears an academic gown and dark sunglasses when he teaches.
There is more, but most of the first hundred pages are not that important. It is important to note that both Jack and his wife have an ingrained fear of death. This fear becomes even more pronounced during the Airborne Toxic Cloud Incident when Jack and his family are forced to flee their home. Soon after, Denise reveals that Babbette is taking a strange new drug. These two incidents force Jack to confront his fear of death, with nearly catastrophic results.
Overall, this is an interesting but confusing book, the kind that makes you feel grateful for Cliff Notes. I checked some free ones online after reading the book to see if I missed anything. Since I passed the novel exam with flying colors, I guess not. I could easily devote several novel-sized books to discussing all the relevant minutiae of the products mentioned and the TV shows cited.
The strange thing is that the last part of the novel, and perhaps the most important, is told quite casually. So these keynotes are very helpful because if you blink you will miss the important thing in the last chapter. It is the final chapter that helps put things in perspective.
For most readers, myself included, it would be very easy to give up on this novel. Several times after Airborne Toxic Cloud and the Babbette reveal, I wondered, “Why do I keep reading?” It did not seem convincing at all to continue the book; it just rolled lazily for a while. Still, I think the ending is worth it.
If you can tolerate the side notes, seemingly random events, and unnatural dialogue, you should be able to get something out of reading White Noise. Just make sure you have the Cliff Notes handy to help you find your way.
That is all.
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