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Point Omega
Point Omega: A Novel | Don DeLillo
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Three unusual people--"defense intellectual" Richard Elster, who was involved in the management of the country's war machine; young documentary filmmaker Jim Finley, who is intent on documenting Elster's experience; and Elster's daughter Jessica, who behaves like an "otherworldly" woman from New York--train their binoculars on the desert landscape of California and build an odd, tender intimacy, something like a family. Then a devastating event throws everything into question.
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Leftcoastzen
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“Why is it so hard to be serious,so easy to be too serious?”The title comes from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Omega point:the maximum level of complexity & conscious towards which the universe appears to be evolving. A short bk w/ a retired war advisor & a young film maker ,who wants to make a film about him.In conversation in a remote retreat in the desert,their talks made me ponder if we are missing life in the endless static of our modern world.

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suffisaunce
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Suspenseful and cohesive. Some significant unanswered questions, but this is something I'd be interested to hear students' reactions to.

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Taylor
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Later DeLillo--post Underworld--is polarizing (lots of middling reviews across Goodreads), but I've found I prefer it to his older work!

So for me this is peak DeLillo. Philosophical and moody, barren of plot yet exploratory. He gets his vision out so artfully and concisely--cutting out side notes and distractions--that here he speaks in a voice that comes across as utterly true, surpassing the standard boundaries of what literature can do.

BkClubCare I have never read this author because I don't know where to start. 3y
Taylor @BkClubCare Ha well probably don't start with this one. White Noise, maybe. 3y
BkClubCare Thanks! 3y
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ww123412
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24 hour Psycho.

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Pete
Point Omega: A Novel | Don DeLillo
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Looking forward to this one