The Kennedy assassination is front and center in Libra
, Don DeLillo's fictionalized biography of Lee Harvey Oswald. There isn't a German loan word big enough to fully describe DeLillo's talent. Using basically the same cast of characters that James Ellroy
does in The Cold Six Thousand
, DeLillo comes to eerily similar and equally frightening conclusions. Both put a fresh slant on a stale subject and both delve into the larger forces which collude to make history. It's great to have two of my favorite writers tackle the same subject.