Picks and Pans Review: Libra

updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Don DeLillo
In a year when the assassination of John Kennedy was remembered at wrenching, excruciating length, this novel about the life of Lee Harvey Oswald may have been the most original contribution to our understanding of the hopelessness, the fear, the calculated insanity that can lead to events like those of Nov. 22, 1963.

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