I certainly wouldn't recommend this, DeLillo's thirteenth novel, to someone looking for a first taste of this brilliant writer - for them, maybe the elegant White Noise or the hypnotic Libra might be a better bet. For anyone familiar with DeLillo's work, however, I'd say Cosmpolis is far too interesting a piece of writing to ignore. It's certainly slim, and some of the ideas may be head-spinning even by DeLillo's standards, but the sheer intellect and craftsmanship (not to mention the deadpan wit) are inspired, and inspiring.
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