Books of 2012 - #23: Point Omega by Don DeLillo
I feel that there is almost something ironic in how quickly I finished this book. I finished it quickly simply because it is rather short. I would call it more of a novelette or a novella than a novel. What makes that feel ironic is that I tried to read it slowly and, in fact, read many paragraphs twice. It’s a book that is largely about slowing time down. The characters of this book generally think in ages or eternities either infinitely large or infinitesimally small.
I don’t want to say too much about this honestly. I feel like this book has something to express about perspective that I cannot and should attempt to synopsize here. But let me say that this is a good book for contemplation. I would recommend this book to my most patient friends, but only if they can devote a little time to think about it afterward. It is not the kind of plot driven book that can very easily just be picked up and put down (all the more fortunate that it is not very long).
One other note: even though it does not have a quick moving plot, or even a plot containing very many events, it does still have a plot that is not easily predictable (at least, I didn’t predict it).