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  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Mount Terminus
  • David Grand
  • English
  • 27 June 2019
  • 9780374280888

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David Grand ç 7 characters Free download à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ç David Grand characters Mount Terminus 107 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 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 grow into in a world that doesn t uite exist yet pre modern Los Angeles and this central uestion of origin asserts itself as a universal and spiritual focus for his inhabitantsMount Terminus is a book that dives deep What I like most is its assured originality its surprising strangeness I think there is much to be said in our own modern age of disappearing attention spans and rapidly changing technology about newness and how or why we should embrace change We must and we are better off for it Invention and modernity exist at the core of Bloom s California and these are also the reasons to embrace this serious text There is a lot to discover and love Grand s landscapes are culled from the hard earth of the American West and are just as beautifully written the language is much like the landscapes he invents familiar and packed with so much time so much life Through Bloom Grand takes the time to name what he sees in the new world the beginning of everything we take for granted Beyond the landscape are the technologies of early filmmaking phasmatropes kinetoscopes zoetropes and the glass telescope through which Bloom watches the world of Hollywood being built below him The story has a way of bringing us in close and far away sometimes at the same time so that we may feel the thrill of being present at the focal point Perhaps what is most moving about this epic novel is that Grand takes the creator s command of the recognizable strained familial relationships new technologies the emergence of an entire landscape the interior life of an artist Between the beautiful and skillful language and the verbal and visual communication between characters we the readers may feel as if we ve just walked out of one of Bloom s brilliant films as if we ll walk out of the darkness into the light as changed people

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David Grand ç 7 characters Free download à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ç David Grand characters Mount Terminus 107 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 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 intrigue he is born into expands threatening to ensnare him in the trap that once destroyed his parentsMount Terminus is packed with secrets and social maneuvering as well as fascinating descriptions of various optical inventions from the early days of movie making but its pacing is contemplative and languorous much like young Bloom himself Society with its proclivity towards avarice and mask wearing leaves no room for the kind of aesthetic and spiritual space that Bloom a born artist recognizes as essential to his well being His need for unfettered vistas uiet room to think is physical Mount Terminus obliuely references many works but I was especially reminded of Sartre s No Exit and his famous Hell is other people The near impossibility of not altering one s behavior when one is aware of being observed Bloom seeing the transformation of a loved one at a party thinksFor this role for these absurd people she no longer pursued her scientific interests For these mindless conformists she was no longer satisfied with the uiet subtleties of Mount Terminus For her place among these ridiculous men and women she had abandoned him The life of the imagination is shown to be sacrosanct daydreaming as spiritual practice the human fracas must be kept at bay This subtle pulling away appears in various forms Bloom for example takes a number of High Holiday journeys treks that mark a spiritual change A deaf mute servant acts as a kind of moral compass offering uiet companionship and pointing out the path when Bloom loses his way And one of the book s loveliest passages happens when the ugly sailor Eduardo a simple unassuming man lures a bird away from the flock to the rail of the ship where as if it were hung on an invisible string it gracefully hovers with its wings outstretched on the headwind Conversely joining in with the crowd is shown to be a sticky business One character charges off in an attempt to rectify the wrongs of war by documenting them and is shattered A brilliant director Gottleib is revealed to have a clownish need to disrupt with no audience to taunt he collapses Another character I won t reveal here is obsessed to the detriment of all with what will be remembered of him once he s dead When Bloom finally finds his true home and he does gloriously it is with people who share his need for sanctuary They leave him to himself To the uiet To the pleasures of his prolonged silences To his most natural state of being And this is what I like best about Mount Terminus its deep commitment to setting our distractions aside to getting down to the serious business of dreaming

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David Grand ç 7 characters Free download à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ç David Grand characters Mount Terminus 107 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