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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. 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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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


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 youn

  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 projects a d

  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 phantasmagorical but he isn't Gogol It's overstylized melodrama

  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 essentia

  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 se

  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

  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

  8. says:

    I wanted to like this novel but found it strangely inert A few sections for example Jacob Rosenbloom's youth an

  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 attention to it