Books: Intermission

GREAT JONES STREET by DON DE LILLO 265 pages. Houghton Mifflin. $5.95.

Bucky Wunderlick, the all-purpose sensibility of post-'60s exhaustion, is a rock star sick of mainlining on fame. In Don de Lillo's latest novel, he leaves his band and retreats to a dismal converted loft to watch the roaches crawl over the unwashed dishes in the sink.

Bucky's girl friend Opal is in worse shape. Poisoned by drugs and suffering from chronic time lag due to constant travel, she can barely distinguish herself from her luggage. Meanwhile, the schlock rock of the '70s goes on. (For a flesh-and-blood reference, see the...

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