Being There Author:Jerzy Kosinski The hero of this startling novel is called Chance, a name that carries ominous overtones: he may be the man of tomorrow. Chance is the quintessential anti-hero. His whole life has been spent in two solitary pursuits: tending a garden and watching television effortlessly and relentlessly. — In time, he leaves his garden, and his answers to ques... more »tions about the state of the world are regarded as shrewdly simplified, unclouded by historical complications.
Is Chance the technocrat of the future?
Is he the kind of leader the young seek? Unattached, unperturbed, turned-out. Or is he a man with that touch of natural goodness mankind responds to?
The reader will decide for himself.
(Made into a 1979 movie with Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine)« less