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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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We have a bottomless repository of facts and stats and video rendering practically every professional athlete in every sport virtually immortal. Reading the title poem is a sport for the eyes as the lines skate across the pages. Is it possible that anybody on here would have a copy of this for sale?

The writing craft throughout the book is evident, and it seems clear from the outset that this manuscript is a practice dojo for a writer just wanting to work some things ammazons. Amazons is a well-written sex farce in the classic xleo. When all he can come up with “I want to play hockey, just play This was on Gary Wyshinski’s list of MUST hockey reads for summer but after tracking it down from a book seller in France I have to say that it birdwrll a huge disappointment. They wrote about my honey blonde hair flying in the breeze, my silver skate blades flashing, my plucky work in the corners, my style, my stamina, my milky blue eyes, my taut ass and firm breasts, the nightmarish bruises on my downy white thighs.

Secretly written by Don DeLillo, this “memoir” by the first woman to play in the NHL is by turns hilarious and lyrical. The full-length veil might be a big help there. May 05, Tyler rated it liked it Shelves: I wrote an essay about some of the themes in the book, which you can find here: Having not read Delillo’s other works, I cannot say how Amazons compares; I thought that it had an interesting concept, being the purported memoir of the first woman to play in the NHL.


Cleo’s sexual encounter with a drunkenly passed out man who she has to drag from the Monopoly board to her room on a rug had me turned on with a laugh plastered on my face.

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. Scared off by the blue on white, then the red on white, a small child holds my hand with no points barred. To these men, all female athletes are Cleo Birdwell — novelty acts and one-offs, good for close-ups, but not worth sustained interest or investment. To ask other readers questions about Amazonsplease sign up. New on the Twitter whirlygig: The prose is distinctly and obviously DeLillo’s, but as further proof of his authorship, readers cite the appearance of the character Murray Jay Siskind, a sportswriter in the novel, who later appears as amazosn eccentric former sportswriter-turned-“visiting lecturer on American icons” in DeLillo’s novel White Noise.

I mean, most of the team and a share of her paramours are reading Cpeo, too. The dialogue is acrobatic and engaging, the ensemble cast of characters flawed and memorable in all their neurotic flailing. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Amaozns has its nirdwell side, of course, and this same president will be described two days alter as looking tired and drawn.

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Cleo Birdwell (Author of Amazons)

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Aug 30, Jana rated it liked it. Cleo’s birdwelll, the perpetually nervous Floss Penrose, has a new tennis protege named Archie Brewster, who is always jetlagged and consents to regularly playing Strip Monopoly with Floss. It was like pulling a toy arrow with a rubber suction up off a wall. Oct 06, David rated it did not like it.

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Works by Don DeLillo. Hard to believe that Don DeLillo thought of this as a throwaway, or that it couldn’t stand with his other work. Secondary navigation Facebook Twitter Search. Then there’s Sanders Meade, the Yale man with the interchangeable name. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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When they demand that she play veiled, however, Cleo puts her skate down:. We used to have rock fights at point-blank range in empty lots. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Cleo Birdwell is a pseudonym of iconic U. The story is really only part I wish all of Delillo’s books were this accessible, fun, and downright silly. Probably the best ostensibly hockey book I’ve read. Then there’s James Kinross, the owner of the team who would rather tell Cleo about all his violent hyjinks as a youth then chase her around the office: I bought my copy of Amazons back inbut only now did I finally read it.

She veiled him viciously from behind. An ill-timed mention of “Torkle” sends Sanders into a shame spiral.