amusing in a y2k information mogul type of way. this book owes more to its interesting concept and plot-twists than to any of its characters.
This book was an intense read, but it is very deep.
If you're looking for a weird book that will make you think, this one is for you.
Bad timing for this book. I feel like if I had read it on another occasion I would have loved it, but I just finished grad school, and this was too ... introspective, I guess. I am more in the mood for mindless fun right now.
Read this for book club. If it hadn't been for book club, I think I would have given up on it. So I pushed through it even though I couldn't relate to the protagonist (if you would call him that) on any level.
I did like the pie-in-the-face incident and some of the writing, but DeLillo's overuse of the word "what" drove me nuts.
A little odd - reminded me of the books I had to read in Philosophy 101 in college.
I was on a long flight with just this book for entertainment, otherwise I might not have finished.
The book tracks the final day in the life of a billionaire.
Narcissistic, shallow, impulsive, nihilist - everything you would hate in a real person. And everything I ended up hating in the main character.
The story was hard to follow, the characters completely unsympathetic, the violence fairly extreme, the vignettes utterly unbelievable.
If you want a return to your college years and read a book that feels like its supposed to "mean" something but is really just bad writing - this is the book for you!