This page lists the known reviews of Don DeLillo's 1982 novel, The Names.
Antioch Review: Winter 1983 (V41/#1) - very short review of The Names.
Boston Globe: October 18, 1982 - "He's a Victim of his Rituals" review of The Names by Margaret Manning.
Chicago Tribune Book World: November 7, 1982 - review of The Names by Robert Onopa.
Harper's: December, 1982 - review of The Names by Frances Taliaferro.
Los Angeles Times Book Review: November 7, 1982 - "The American as citizen of nowhere" review of The Names by Charles Champlin
Nation: December 11, 1982 - "Analyzing the Risks" review of The Names by J.D. O'Hara, pp. 630-632.
New Republic: November 22, 1982 - "A Dark Art" review of The Names by Robert Towers.
Newsweek: October 25, 1982 - review of The Names by Gene Lyons.
New Yorker: April 4, 1983 - briefly noted review of The Names.
New York Times: October 12, 1982 - review of The Names by C. Lehmann-Haupt.
New York Times Book Review: October 10, 1982 - "Americans on the Prowl" first page review of The Names by Michael Wood.
It is true that American fiction is full of people stranded between plotlessness and paranoia, between making no sense of their lives and making too much, and it would be a good defense of Mr. DeLillo to say that he has dramatized this dilemma strongly. But it would only be a defense, and The Names is still a hard book to hold in the mind. I would rather concentrate on Don DeLillo's extraordinary verve and wit and the particular riches - Axton, the Americans abroad, the always looming politics of the late century - to be found between the tidy scheme and the easygoing diffusion of The Names.
San Francisco Chronicle: October 31, 1982 - "The Alphabet Obsession" review of The Names by Rob Swigart.
Times Literary Supplement (London): December 9, 1983 - "Mumbo-jumbo" review of The Names by Mary Kathleen Benet.
Voice Literary Supplement: November, 1982 - "Don DeLillo Breaks the Language Barrier" review of The Names by Al J. Sperone, pp. 15-16.
Washington Post Book World: October 10, 1982 - "Don DeLillo's Terminology of Terror" review of The Names by Jonathan Yardley.