Another reason that DeLillo is the finest writer alive. I might do more of these.
They wrote for roughly twenty minutes and then each, in turn, read aloud what he or she had written. Sometimes it scared her, the first signs of halting response, the losses and failings, the grim prefigurings that issued now and then from a mind beginning to slide away from the adhesive friction that makes an individual possible.”
From Falling Man.
How he pin-points part of the human condition, and the fragility of the human spirit, in one little riff like this is something he does so well.