Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Zero K/Don DeLillo/274 pgs.
This is the first "DeLillo" book I have read, and don't plan on going back to this author any time soon. The premise involves a hidden compound in which people's bodies are frozen with the idea of being brought back to life in the future--in some cases, minus the disease riddling his/her body. The main narrator of the novel is thirty-four year old Jeffrey Lockhart. His father, Ross, invites him to the compound where Jeffrey's stepmother, Artis, is getting prepped for the procedure to freeze her life. There is quite a bit of internal dialogue on Jeffrey's part which makes up a good portion of the novel. It was a hard read for me, but I had to see it through to the end. Not my cup of tea!