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Cosmopolis - Don DeLillo
Cosmopolis
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It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end. The booming times of market optimism—when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments— are poised to crash. Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges... show more
It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end. The booming times of market optimism—when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments— are poised to crash. Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. Today he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol’s funeral and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors—experts on security, technology, currency, finance and a few sexual partners—as the limo sputters toward an increasingly uncertain future. Cosmopolis, Don DeLillo’s thirteenth novel, is both intimate and global, a vivid and moving account of the spectacular downfall of one man, and of an era.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781451689396 (145168939X)
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it
3.0 Cosmopolis
I’ve vaguely heard about Don DeLillo before from somewhere but never had anything to associate the name with. “Cosmopolis” is one of the (many) books on my course reading list this year and it was nice to finally be able to attach some kind of details and a face to a name that is rather well-known. ...
Twisted Reads
Twisted Reads rated it
5.0 Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo
I read this book ages ago, in English, I didn't have the knowledge of the language then for it to make much sense. Read it again when it was announced to be a movie. It's still very much over my head, but the language in it is so mesmerizing you cannot help but to be pulled in and awed.I have a thin...
sologdin
sologdin rated it
Nutshell: one-percenter gets haircut, an event worthy of 200 pages.The less looney toons sibling of [b:American Psycho|28676|American Psycho|Bret Easton Ellis|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1348400564s/28676.jpg|2270060] (“the logical extension of business is murder“ (113)), this text, ...
Mój blog
Mój blog rated it
3.0 Cosmopolis
"- Twój genius i twój animus zawsze były złączone - rzekła. - Twój umysł rozkwita na glebie wrogości wobec innych ludzi. Tak samo twoje ciało, jak mi się wydaje. Zła krew daje długie życie".Powieści postmodernistyczne to dla mnie ciężki orzech do zgryzienia. Znowu czuje się kompletnie zagubiona. Zas...
Blogged Out Ma Nut
Blogged Out Ma Nut rated it
3.0
3* for the combination of technical greatness + humour - occasionally stupid metaphors - originality.Some thoughts:- I read this story when it was called [b:American Psycho|28676|American Psycho|Bret Easton Ellis|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348400564s/28676.jpg|2270060].- I read this story when it...
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