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🔥 Exclusive Promo: Point Omega - Limited Offer, Selling Out Fast!
Category: Contemporary Fiction
Seller Name: amm_books
Rating: 4.10
Total Rating Count: 181
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Title: Short, challenging and incredibly well written
Content: On the title page the words "A Novel" follow on from "Point Omega". This seems an almost willful act of confrontation. Point Omega is not a novel, it's barely a novella, maybe even a long short story. But maybe it's length is as much a deliberate comment on the themes of the book as the words contained within. It is an ostensibly simple premise. A filmmaker, Jim Finley, visits an old man, Richard Elster, in a house in a desert, to convince him to be the subject of his latest film. The old man was an advisor in the Iraq war, a scholar not a warrior, whose job it was to form an intellectual frame work for the war. Finley stays with Elster for a number of days and they talk deeply. Elster's daughter, Jessie, visits and then abruptly vanishes. This story is bookended by scenes of a man (probably Finley, but this is never disclosed) obsessively viewing an art installation called '24 hour Psycho', which slows down the Hitchcock film so that it lasts for exactly 24 hours. And that is it. But what you get in this intense and deeply affecting piece of writing is a study of the nature of time; how it affects us as humans, how our concept of time is affected by our locations, and ultimately how we use use our time on Earth. DeLillo also looks at the purpose of art, and in particular film, as a medium to discuss the frailty of human existence. In this way Point Omega references his earlier short story Baader Meinhof. In themes and style it is reminiscent of his early novels such as White Noise. This is not the indulgent, wide reaching DeLillo of Underworld. This is a writer taking one specific point and using all his creative faculties to produce something crystalline. There are very few contemporary writers who can tackle subjects with such clarity and focus, and then delineate their thoughts with such precise prose. So, it's a short book, but it doesn't matter. It says just what it needs to say in order to be effective.
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Title: Omega point
Content: I often find DeLillo's work dull and hard to digest. Having read the blurb I expected an action-packed, fast-paced novel. I didn't get it. It was only when I was mulling over the book having finished it that I truly appreciated the message behind the work. I'd now rate this as my favourite DeLillo novel. Give it a go- if you don't like it then its so short that it doesn't really matter...
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Title: Not really for me
Content: Felt a bit let down by this, not as good as his other stuff.
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Title: A must read for grown ups.
Content: This book takes the novel to a new level. It is very sophisticated and very adult. It does not use a traditional story arc, instead leaving so much to the reader's own interpretation. But I can highly recommend it for readers who want to be treated as grown ups.
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Title: Strange, unpredictable and addictive.
Content: Although you could finish this book in a day (it's only 117 pages), it contains the same hauntingly real plots and characters that Delillo is famous for, and leaves you with a fantastic sense of the loneliness of the protagonist. As with his other novels, this is something that really works on you after you've finished.
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Title: Five Stars
Content: Very pleased with purchase. As described. Many thanks
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