Falling Man: A Novel by Don DeLillo
Reviewed by Tom Junod
"A few days after the planes hit and the buildings went down, the New York Times began offering its capsule profiles of the dead, its 'Portraits of Grief.' They weren't anything special, except insofar as the subjects were special — except insofar as the profiles claimed that their subjects were special, and therefore worthy of notice, worthy of grief. It was journalism as public ritual, and the public partook of it as such, as Don DeLillo reminds us in his new novel, Falling Man..." Read the entire Esquire review.