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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. 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 sprouted into something of biblical proportions Gothic baroue fairly tales filled with blood vengeance and bad romance sibling jealousies repeated over generations and that old chestnut of art versus commerce just for starters This fantasy somehow combines along with real the real life horrors of the First World War and an impr

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Mount Terminus

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. David Grand s new novel about the germination of Hollywood is no day at the pictures Even its title Mount Terminus sounds arduous as though to scare off Sunset Boulevard tourists Grand may be writing about fantasies in celluloid but he s engaged in serious myth making The magic lantern of his prose projects a dark storm of thwarted romance industrial hubris and baroue fairy tales A silver screen won t be nearly heavy enough Roll down the plutonium screenThe story takes place on a mountaintop estate in Southern California around the turn of the 20th century A wealthy man named Joseph Rosenbloom lives here like Prospero in Xanadu Don t blame me for th

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


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 situated above pre modern Hollywood As Bloom matures into adulthood the web of intrigu

  2. says:

    David Grand’s new novel about the germination of Hollywood is no day at the pictures Even its title “Mount Terminus” sounds arduous as though to scare off Sunset Boulevard tourists Grand may be writing abo

  3. says:

    After a strong opening it descended into a too literate magical realism Clumsy ham handed predictable boring sophomoric self consciou

  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 e

  5. says:

    David Grand is a master I loved this book devoured it Grand sets such a monumental story in play beginning with th

  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’ B

  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 engaging but the majority of the novel seems observed through a Mt Terminus dust stormLet's say 25 stars

  9. says:

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

  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