First off, THANK YOU for joining us in the limo yesterday, what an amazing start to the Cosmopolis reading group! You guys blew us away with your insightful comments and we’re looking forward to another round today. The whole book is open to discussion today and, as we discovered yesterday, spoilers shall abound. One small business announcement: by poll and general consensus it has been determined that Eric Packer cannot share his limo with any other powerful billionaires. It makes him uncomfortable and then we all get twitchy and Chauffeur Tink apparently has an itchy trigger finger. (Note to self: Do not apply to be Tink’s bodyguard.)
Just like yesterday, you are welcome to share your general thoughts on the novel, the characters etc. Here are a few additional questions;
What are your thoughts on the female characters? I’m fascinated with Eric’s two colleagues, his Chief of Finance, Jane Melman and his Chief of Theory, Vija Kinski.
I loved that you guys were pulling out favourite lines – let’s keep doing that with the second half of the book. 🙂 “The rats were good. The rats were fine and right, thematically sound.”
I believe virtually everyone here is reading Cosmopolis because it’s being made into a film. Let’s talk favourite scene that you’d like to see in the movie. What could you live without?
Finally, let’s talk about the actual limo. Erm, is it a bus? It sounds like people are walking around and… I can’t picture it.
Okay, finally finally, can we group hug and figure out the ending. Whenever books mess with the space/time continuum I get confuzzled. 😉
And because we love polls…