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  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Mount Terminus
  • David Grand
  • English
  • 20 August 2018
  • 9780374280888

10 thoughts on “Mount Terminus

  1. says:

    David Grand’s singular beautifully written Mount Terminus could almost be read as a paean to daydreaming At its center is the young Joseph Rosenbloom or Bloom as he is usually called The boy journeys with his inventor father to live a cloistered existence along with a few servants atop the titular Mount Terminus a plateau situa

  2. says:

    David Grand’s new novel about the germination of Hollywood is no day at the pictures Even its title “Mount Terminus”

  3. says:

    After a strong opening it descended into a too literate magical realism Clumsy ham handed predictable boring sophomoric self conscious It tries too hard and wants to be scholarly but the voice is cloying and derivative Is ph

  4. says:

    David Grand’s Mount Terminus is an ultimate coming of age story; it also concerns itself with the coming of age of an artist the protagonist Bloom Beyond the journeying the discovering of self Grand gracefully builds a dramatic and subtle interior and exterior worldThe serious business here is that Grand has written an essential origin story that builds like layers of limestone His complicated characters gro

  5. says:

    David Grand is a master I loved this book devoured it Grand sets such a monumental story in play beginning with the first sentence that one might think the pace would be slow but the geographic timescale of his wonderful character Bloom's life is offset by incredible deftness of storytelling Just between pages 8 and 25 Grand unspools a backstory large enough to rest a mountain on and it keeps on going and getti

  6. says:

    Make no mistake this is an astonishingly good novel In fact it’s as good as it is ambitious which is really saying something because what this sets out to do in literary terms would make a run at high political office appear like a soft option There is so much packed into these three hundred and sixty four pages that it could have easily

  7. says:

    Set in the early years of the 20th century ‘Mount Terminus’ chronicles the rise of the film industry and the growth of Los Angeles through the eyes of Joseph Rosenbloom most often referred to as ‘Bloom’ Blo

  8. says:

    I wanted to like this novel but found it strangely inert A few sections for example Jacob Rosenbloom's youth and training were bright and enga

  9. says:

    Wonderful If only The bible etc were this readable I might have gotten out of sunday school and my other educatio

  10. says:

    Three is generous Interesting story boringly told I hated the writing style and I had a very hard time paying attention to it

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Mount Terminus

An eccentric dark genius can't live alone at the top of the mountain forever Prodded by his newly discovered half brother in every way his opposite Bloom will have to come down to meet the world Otherwise the orange farmers and the vaueros the speculators and the developers the artists and the barons of the silver screen will surely come up the mountain to meet him Triumphant and enthralling Mount Terminus marks a magnificent return for David Grand; it's the novel he was born to write. Set in the early years of the 20th century Mount Terminus chronicles the rise of the film industry and the growth of Los Angeles through the eyes of Joseph Rosenbloom most often referred to as Bloom Bloom s father is a millionaire due to his invention a device that allowed the smooth projection of film When Bloom s mother dies his father takes him to Mount Terminus California to raise Bloom in isolation on the house on the hill The elder Rosenbloom feels that his money has created a world where his son will always be taken care of but he hasn t counted on the fact that no matter how hard you try the world will always find its way in and pain will enter every life The prose is dense but not slow reading The story has epic proportions and reads like a grim fairy tale sibling betrayals in two generations a stolen birthright and good and evil twins a uest Bloom is the innocent to whom things happen rather than a person who makes things happen he is a puer who takes forever to mature Bloom is not in fact a particularly interesting character but enough adventures happen to and around him that the story kept my interest The story is not just about Bloom it s about love and art and unwise grandiosity It reads like a long dream that you don t really want to have end

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David Grand's Mount Terminus is a dark majestic novel about art family overwhelming love and the birth of Los AngelesAfter his mother's death young Bloom boards a train with his bereaved father Jacob to travel west across mountains and deserts to California Mount Terminus their new home at the desolate end of the world There in a villa built atop a rare desert spring they live apart from society supported by the income from Jacob's invention the Rosenbloom Loop a piece of technology t. After a strong opening it descended into a too literate magical realism Clumsy ham handed predictable boring sophomoric self conscious It tries too hard and wants to be scholarly but the voice is cloying and derivative Is phantasmagorical but he isn t Gogol It s overstylized melodrama

review Mount Terminus

Hat has revolutionized the nascent art of filmmaking There Bloom grows up in the shadow of his father's grief with only a pair of servants the house's ghosts and his own artistic muse for company But Jacob can't forever protect his family from his past the dramatic series of events that has taken him from the Hebrew Orphan Asylum on New York City's Lower East Side and into the graces of beautiful twin girls and finally to this fragile refuge in pre Hollywood Los Angeles And Bloom now. David Grand is a master I loved this book devoured it Grand sets such a monumental story in play beginning with the first sentence that one might think the pace would be slow but the geographic timescale of his wonderful character Bloom s life is offset by incredible deftness of storytelling Just between pages 8 and 25 Grand unspools a backstory large enough to rest a mountain on and it keeps on going and getting better from there


About the Author: David Grand

David Grand is the author of Louse a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year and The Disappearing Body which Bookforum described as “satirical noir at its mesmerizing best” Grand received his MFA from New York University where he held the Fellowship in Fiction and studied with EL Doctorow His writing has appeared in anthologies as well as The New York Time