Great Jones Street

3.47 based on 2161 ratings & 116 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 19.08.2011
ISBN: 9780330530200
Number of pages: 0

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

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
Brilliant, deeply shocking.
New York Review of Books
America's greatest living writer.
Observer