Great Jones Street

3.47 based on 2116 ratings & 108 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 04.03.2011
ISBN: 9780330524896
Number of pages: 256

Synopsis

Bucky Wunderlick is a rock and roll star. Dissatisfied with a life that has brought fame and fortune, he suddenly decides he no longer wants to be a commodity. He leaves his band mid-tour and holes up in a dingy, unfurnished apartment in Great Jones Street. Unfortunately, his disappearing act only succeeds in inflaming interest . . .

Great Jones Street, Don DeLillo's third novel, is more than a musical satire: it probes the rights of the individual, foreshadows the struggle of the artist within a capitalist world and delivers a scathing portrait of our culture's obsession with the lives of the few.

In the media

Brilliant, deeply shocking.
New York Review of Books
America's greatest living writer.
Observer
DeLillo has the force and imagination of Thomas Pynchon or John Barth, with a sense of proportion and style which these would-be giants often lack.
Irish Times