Running Dog (novel)
|Cover artist||Karl Korab|
|Publisher||Alfred A. Knopf|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Pages||246 (hardback first edition)|
|LC Class||PZ4.D346 Ru PS3554.E4425|
Running Dog is a 1978 novel by Don DeLillo. At its center is a rumored pornographic film of Adolf Hitler, purportedly filmed in his bunker in the climactic days of Berlin's fall. The novel follows a journalist as she tries to penetrate a murky black market of wealthy erotic-art collectors in order to locate the film. The tale grows increasingly wild and violent as she closes in on this bizarre grail. The book derives its title from a fictional "underground" once-radical magazine, a parody of Rolling Stone. This publication also featured in DeLillo's third novel Great Jones Street.
Reviewing the book for The New York Times, Michael Wood wrote: "the work itself has an air of weariness, of routine violence and acceptable paranoia, of intrigue without point or profit, which strikes me as a very accurate reflection of a contemporary mood."
- Wood M., Politics and Families, NYT, Nov. 12, 1978