End Zone by Don DeLillo

By Don DeLillo

At emblems collage in West Texas, large younger males, vacuum-packed into shoulder pads and glossy helmets, play soccer with extreme ardour. in the course of an uncharacteristic profitable season, the confused and distracted working again Gary Harkness has periodic matches of nuclear glee; he's fueled and shielded via his worry of and fascination with nuclear clash. between oddly troubled and recognizable avid gamers, the terminologies of soccer and nuclear war—the language of finish zones—become interchangeable, and their which means deteriorates because the collegiate 12 months runs its path. during this triumphantly humorous, deeply looking novel, Don DeLillo explores the metaphor of soccer as struggle with wealthy, unique zeal.

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He cried. He'd just been talking to Eppy about how the ultimate comedy perfection would be the ability to transfer ideas without actually saying a word, communicate by osmosis like Keaton and Chaplin with just the imperceptible arching of an eyebrow. "He would be able to be so in the moment that people would laugh at his pure joy in being connected to them," Johndrow said. Truly connecting with the audience, that's what he hadn't been able to do yet. Bill had yet to experience the paranoia-inducing aspects of mushrooms, but the next time he gobbled a few and went onstage, they slapped him hard.

Steve Epstein got Bill a part-time job telemarketing for a company called the Preview House. You were supposed to call people at home and invite them down to watch allegedly new TV shows or movies (in fact, they were usually test-marketing commercials) but Bill couldn't get one callee to say yes and lasted only two weeks. With his afternoons to himself, he hung out at the Burbank Public Library, where he had a crush on one of the librarians. He read Hardy Boys mysteries and checked out film projectors and silent movies, mostly by Charlie Chaplin.

Every fucking one of you. . 8 percent, had been a subject of fierce debate for the last several months. Bill sat up again. "You stupid fuckin' old people," he slurred, crawling around the stage. "You just send your kids off to war. What the fuck do you care? You got all the money. Let them die. Just stay home and watch on your TV sets. " An older woman in front stood up. " she yelled, pointing a finger at him. " Bill screamed. As she and her husband left their table and made their way to the nearest exit, Bill said, "All right, all right, maybe I was a little out of line.

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