By Don DeLillo
Few other writers could dare to capture the shadowy cataclysm of 9/11 and pull it off with such masterful precision. In its close-focus lens on one man's walk away from the collapsing Trade Center towers, "Falling Man" is a spare, brilliant novel that evokes an elegiac world of ash and anguish. Because Don DeLillo has used his breathtaking narrative intelligence with such restraint, he manages to take that sunny September morning of 2001 and render history into myth.
—Gail Caldwell / Globe Staff