This book was written by Don DeLillo under the pseudonym of Cleo Birdwell. In this fictional memoir, Birdwell plays for the New York Rangers hockey team and. Cleo Birdwell is the author of Amazons ( avg rating, ratings, 29 reviews, published ). Amazons. A ‘memoir’ by ‘Cleo Birdwell’. This novel came out under the pseudonym Cleo Birdwell, but several sources at the time called this ‘a.

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Cleo Birdwell (Author of Amazons)

Apr 07, Marco rated it really liked it. Amasons, there’s much to be said too much to get into here about how masculinist the supposed female viewpoint here tends to be. You saw it, folks. Jan 25, Matthew Gallaway rated it it was amazing. But the book as a whole is kind of an eh.

This novel sits at an interesting point in DeLillo’s career. They go even further by demanding that Cleo wear a veil hirdwell next season.

He thinks birdwsll does, but it’s painfully obvious during the long stretches in this book that he doesn’t. It had that glossy look. Yes, there are a few funny moments of social satire and a few characteristic metafictive reflections; however, they’re just too few and far between. Then there’s Shaver Stevens, an ex-hockey man himself and very much Cleo’s equal. New on the Twitter whirlygig: Oct 06, David rated it did not like it.


For Cleo Birdwell, however, those roads all lead to the bedrooms, bathrooms, and barns where she has the sex that makes up the bulk of the book. At the end of AmazonsCleo is alone in her Arab-owned apartment, tending anxiously to the sleeping body of her sort-of-boyfriend after getting drunk and forgetting where smazons left him.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to amwzons. Aug 20, Peter rated it it was ok. Then there’s sportswriter Murray Jay Siskind, who eagle-eyed Delillo readers will remember is Jack Gladney’s colleague in White Noisea “visiting lecturer on living icons. The snack we packed for women. Some of it may be a little too silly, but it’s still a fun ride. Chris Hewitt Try different Amazon stores.

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Cleo has enough sex in this to make Southern’s Candy blush, but without birdwwll thrown around by forces beyond her control. English Choose a language for shopping. Ripatrazone put it well: We used to break aerials offa cars and use them for weapons. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Instead, the room rumbled like a distended stomach, and my appalled, mostly female classmates began to fire back names: The dialogue is acrobatic and engaging, the ensemble cast of characters flawed and memorable in all their neurotic flailing. Birdwelk agrees enthusiastically only after waking and finding the act already begun. Here’s the original dust jacket copy. There’s very little hockey in there, in spite of the premise.

Cle funny and well worth the effort of tracking down a copy. To be a fan, in short, is to be a man — or perhaps, in the case of some of the participants, to be a fan is to be like a man.

Or beauty like that. His next book, The Nameswould begin to elevate DeLillo’s standing to new heights. The story behind the novel is as quirky as its premise: Share your thoughts with other customers. He can barely control himself while Cleo describes her bucolic, quintessentially Midwestern upbringing in Badger, Ohio especially the traditions of Christmas amazos.

Sep 07, Chad added it.