Who’s ready to hop in the limo? *adjusts chauffeur cap to a rakish angle*
I liked Cosmopolis. It’s not exactly a feel-good novel (Where is that sarcasm font?) but I enjoyed the way it was told and the frenetic pace. Discussing Cosmopolis also allows me to use two of my favourite words; ‘absurd’ and ‘surreal’. 😉 More importantly, I could see Robert Pattinson in this role. Easily. I’m not going to say much here – I’ll save my comments for the discussion below. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts.
Here are a few questions to get you started…
General thoughts: your gut reaction. Is this your normal type of reading material? Are you going to read more DeLillo based on your experience with Cosmopolis? Was it what you were expecting?
Do you have a favourite line? Yes, yes, I think we’re all onboard with “I want to bottle-fuck you slowly with my sunglasses on.” Any others? I really, really like the line “The noblest thing, a bridge over a river, with the sun begininng to roar behind it.” There were many times I was distracted by a beautiful or, conversely, a really crude but very vivid line.
Eric Packinson himself. Love him? Hate him? He’s a complicated guy (or is he?) and I’m really looking forward to your opinions.
So, now we open the limo door and invite you all in. It might be difficult to stick to first half of the book as we originally planned. Let’s just have at it! The comment section will work as threads – leave a new comment to start a thread or reply to an existing comment to discuss that topic.
Let’s examine Eric Packer, I mean, Eric Packer’s strange day. See you down there. 😉
UPDATE: WOW, the limo filled up with spoilers faster than expected!!! Proceed with caution if you haven’t completed the book.
Fifty is distracting me and I want to talk about Eric and his day. Vote HERE if you have a strong opinion on the fifty shades thing. 😉 Update: Poll is closed. Eric resoundingly won the crown of Mr Most Fucked Up in a Story in which we Picture Rob. Let us never speak of it again. 😉