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Pafko at the Wall: A Novella [Don DeLillo] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Pafko at the Wall has ratings and reviews. Andrew said: I’ve read a couple of DeLillo novels and found them barely penetrable. There’s something. Pafko at the Wall by Don DeLillo – “There’s a long ‘s gonna be.I believe. The Giants win the Giants win the Giants win the.

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They called it pointless, disjointed, devoid of the action they expected of a “baseball story. This is now the introduction to Delillo’s Underworld. Pafko at the Wall is not about baseball. This book should be in the public domain anyway.

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It’s about the anonymous faces of the fans. It changes nothing but your life. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. But it is two people in the crowd who serve as the Everymen that a reader can latch on to.

Although the story uses the baseball game to guide the reader through the story, the book is actually about the creation of unity among mankind by a single, significant event. America was a very interesting place at the time, and this book gives that no justice. Instead, it is about the wonders and hysteria of humanity.


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So it’s an event that kinda sorta feels In what is essentially the prologue to Underworld that ran in Harper’s in slightly different form, Pafko at ;afko Wall describes the events of October 3,when the Giants came from behind to beat the Dodgers on Bobby Thomson’s walk-off home run.

I do love sports books. If you didn’t like other DeLillo of the s and s, you’ll probably have some trouble with “Pafko at the Wall” inasmuch as it maintains DeLillo’s characteristic dialogue as a series of vacuous soundbites instead of giving each character their own voice.

In”Pafko” was re-released as a novella, by Scribner. This happened way before my time, but I remember hearing Russ Hodges’s famous “The Giants win the pennant!


The book in apfko opinion had no purpose.

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A big sports fan. Pafko at the Wall is an interesting Novella that encapsulates many aspects of America. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Puke on the shoes of Frank Sinatra from Gleason’s greasy mouth was supposed to prepare my students for reading “The Kentucky Derby is Fon In general, my students hated Pafko.

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It shows how big sports events can bring us together but then also tear us apart. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not tje rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

I wouldn’t mind the continuous jumping about if the author had included some This book was extremely disappointing. The amount of research that must have gone into this book in odn pre-Internet era is staggering.

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