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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 sel

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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 s Mount Terminus is an ultimate coming of age story it also concerns itself with the coming of age of an art

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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.. I wanted to like this novel but found it strangely inert A few sections for example Jacob Rosenbloom s youth and training w


10 thoughts on “Mount Terminus

  1. says:

    David Grand’s singular beautifully writte

  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 about fantasies in celluloid but he’s engaged in serious myth making The magic lantern of his prose proj

  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

  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 gr

  5. says:

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

  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 a

  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’ 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

  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 educational endeavors

  10. says:

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

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