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Ratner's Star

Don DeLillo

"A whimsical, surrealistic excursion into the modern scientific mind." —The New Yorker "His most spectacularly inventive novel." —The New York Times One of DeLillo's first novels, Ratner's Star follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical theories, as well as the complex emotional distance and sadness people feel. Ratner's Star demonstrates both the thematic and prosaic muscularity that typifies DeLillo's later and more recent works.

"A whimsical, surrealistic excursion into the modern scientific mind." —The New Yorker "His most spectacularly inventive novel." —The New York Times One of DeLillo's first novels, Ratner's Star follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical theories, as well as the complex emotional distance and sadness people feel. Ratner's Star demonstrates both the thematic and prosaic muscularity that typifies DeLillo's later and more recent works.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"A whimsical, surrealistic excursion into the modern scientific mind." —The New Yorker "His most spectacularly inventive novel." —The New York Times One of DeLillo's first novels, Ratner's Star follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical theories, as well as the complex emotional distance and sadness people feel. Ratner's Star demonstrates both the thematic and prosaic muscularity that typifies DeLillo's later and more recent works.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jacques Roy

Length:

15h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

55:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

44:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

40:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

48:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

51:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

53:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:07:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:21:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

53:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:05:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

59:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:14:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:02:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

39:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

56:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:26