Good morning and welcome back. We chauffeurs we’re thrilled with last week’s enthusiastic response to our Cosmopolis discussion group. You guys are knocked our socks off (very vague ‘Eric losing his socks’ reference – ignore me) with your questions, interpretations and insights. Thank you!
ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re going to have a “Round Two” of general book discussion next week. We are very aware that copies of Cosmopolis aren’t readily available (I don’t have a hard copy yet either). So, no worries, we’ll open up the limo for those who need to catch up.
Today’s discussion will be spoiler-y.
Today’s topic is specific yet a very dominant theme of the book. I’m no expert so I’m opening the floor to opinions and questions. Let’s try to find as many references as possible to Eric’s gradual ruin. One of the things I like best about this book is the poetic language – I like when something that should be gross, repulsive is described so beautifully that you question yourself. (I’m deep today!)
At what point do you think Eric is committed to destroying his empire? Himself?
Here’s one of my own questions: Does Eric orchestrate being ‘delivered’ to Benno/Richard’s doorstep? Or is it chance? (help me)
A little visual to inspire us… See you in the comments.