Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Don DeLillo
209 pages
Publisher: Scribner
Source: paperbackswap.com

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

This isn't the kind of book I would normally read and there is only one reason I decided to read it: it's being made into a movie starring Robert Pattinson.  Yum.

Image from the Cosmopolis website: cosmopolisthefilm.com

Thank goodness it was short, only about four chapters/just over two hundred pages.  Here's what happens: this insanely rich dude gets in his limo one day and drives around the city.  People visit him in his limo and sometimes he gets out of the limo to visit people and get shit done (ie: get a haircut).  In the meantime, his investment against the Yen is failing.

The storyline was written poetically, but at times was confusing to me.  Thankfully, according to other Goodreads users, I wasn't the only one left confused.  I wasn't always sure what was going on, but by the end had had the gist.  It was meh.

If this isn't the kind of book you'd normally pick up for yourself but you're considering it just because of RPatz, I'd say skip it.  Just wait for the movie to come out on DVD because after reading it I'm wondering how they could turn it into a good movie.

PS: This was not a YA friendly book; there were some adult situations.

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