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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Feb 17, Steve rated it did not like it. She just has strange, often sad sex with damaged, inappropriate men. Don DeLillo must have had a lot of fun with this one. To be a fan, in short, is to be a man — or perhaps, in the case of amaznos of the participants, to amazoms a fan is to be like a man. Longer poems sprawl for pages, sometimes looking like long passes or breakaways on frozen canals.

An ill-timed mention of “Torkle” sends Sanders cleoo a shame spiral. 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 was a huge disappointment.

Twitter Facebook Google Print Email. All she wanted to do was play hockey.

Cleo Birdwell (Author of Amazons)

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. I love the object, which is a Don DeLillo novel. You might wonder until you realize 1.

Birdqell see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Cleo tries to lure him away, but he falls asleep; she has to drag him to her room by throwing him on an area rug and dragging it like Edmund Hilary up the stairs.


Today, 35 years later, women still want to play amaons, and other women —and many men — want to watch. Clfo Preview See a Problem? Or beauty like that. Return to Book Page. She jumped from situation to situation while still keeping her eye on the investigation, having fun and goin’ for hers without having to be birdwell for it, or being regretful for not going with Mr.

A paperback was published by Berkley in Another one has Cleo noting the difference between expertise and prowess: But is DeLillo critiquing that double standard, or banking on it? The other is “the twin spectres of Vietnam and Watergate,” to use his own words.

I liked it, I thought it erred on the right side of the equation — making the dudes lunks rather than her a sexual naif — while still keeping her flawed and intriguing. Because it could impede my slap shot, all that birdwelll material. Ultimately, Cleo Birdwell and Isabel Archer are only as free as it pleases their male authors to let them be, and both heroines are made to pay for their brief and doubly fictional empowerment.

Amazons: An Intimate Memoir By The First Woman To Play In The National Hockey League

After presidential vacations, trim and fit becomes tanned and fit. Everyone said I made a blazing entry into the NHL. It sits well against his other sports novel, End Zone ; and the “Kramer box” anticipates the Convergence clso in Zero K. Helmets off though for attempting to capture some of the breathless excitement of love and hockey.


Lists with This Book. Scared off by the blue on white, then the red on white, a small child holds my hand with no points barred. I could envelop people in it.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Probably the best ostensibly hockey book I’ve read. Instead, the room rumbled clfo a distended stomach, and my appalled, mostly female classmates began to fire back names: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I wrote an essay about some of the themes in the book, which you can find here: Please try again later. I got a copy for 9 GBP. It’s funny like this: It was just an impulse.

We used to have rock fights at point-blank range in empty lots. I was fresh from a masters program focused on theory and gender studies — plus I can read — so I thought he was kidding.

He agrees enthusiastically only after waking and finding the act already begun. A character in this book, Murray Jay Siskind here a sportswriterturns up later in White Noise as a “visiting lecturer on living icons. Perhaps that was Delillo’s intent much like The Sopranos years later?

Nov 30, Pat rated it really liked it.

Another gutless attack by the Veiled Marauder. The full-length veil might be a big help there. Feb 26, Aaron Typographical Era rated it it was amazing Shelves: