So it would appear Robert Pattinson is the new ‘Oprah’ of book sales. His upcoming star turn in Water for Elephants has helped return that book to the New York Times best seller list. Try googling My Friend the Mercenary. Yeah, Rob shows up… simply because he was photographed holding the book. (fingers crossed for a very intense future project)
Now Rob has done the same for Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, which is flying out of unprepared bookstores and enjoying a surge in online sales. I can’t wait to see the numbers in a few weeks.
Some of you have started or even finished the book already. I’ve skimmed it, Chauffer M. has listened to it (warning: dangerous while driving 😉 ) and Chauffeur Tink, well, she’s just intrigued by the dirty bits she’s seen on Twitter. (Tink: hey! that’s not all…I don’t think… 😉 #lieswillsendyoutohell)
The Chauffeurs are all going to read (or reread) Cosmopolis starting TONIGHT and meet back here next Tuesday to talk about some stuff.
So get reading (or rereading) and hop in the limo with us next week. We’ll start off with some general discussion. The book is written as stream of consciousness in two parts – we’ll discuss the first half on Tuesday and the second on Wednesday. From there we’ll choose topics based on, erm, popularity. *predicts some topics with amazing ease* I always like thinking about the adaptation from book to movie too so I’ll be reading with an eye to that. Also the female characters. I think each represents something distinct to Eric… *starts reading again immediately*
Happy Reading!! 😉