For the Wall Street Journal, he named a five best list of novels on political conspiracy.
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by Don DeLillo
Don DeLillo, our poet of paranoia, here reimagines the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It's a conspiracy theory about conspiracy theories, about the powerful mythology of the greatest crime of the American century. DeLillo's language is dazzling as he presents an ingenious fusing of fact and fiction, theory and reality. A CIA operative devises an "electrifying event" that will force the invasion of Cuba. He enlists a pawn, Lee Harvey Oswald, to unwittingly carry out a "spectacular miss." But of course a perfect plan conceived by "men in small rooms" must self-destruct in the cold light of reality. This is a hallucinatory meditation on the seductiveness of conspiracy: strangely lyrical and fraught with steadily encroaching terror. Oswald, the puppet, is no more paranoid than his masters; the difference is that they realize that there is always "a world inside the world."