Book Reviews of Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis
Cosmopolis
Author: Don DeLillo
ISBN-13: 9780743244244
ISBN-10: 0743244249
Publication Date: 3/25/2003
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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3 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
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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.
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This book was an intense read, but it is very deep.
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If you're looking for a weird book that will make you think, this one is for you.
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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.
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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!