Cosmopolis: A Novel
This book was deceiving. I picked it up, it looked like a quick read, only a couple of hundred pages. Well, it turns out that Delillo packed the same amount of stuff in Cosmopolis as he did is his longer novels. This is an Underworld demi glace ... a stock reduction of White Noise.
The premise was exciting to me, and his treatment of the main character seemed entirely appropriate. It's the excesses of the dot-com bubble taken to excess. It's about a guy that lives (debatable point) just out of sync with reality, and his journey to deal with this civilization when he really belongs in the next one. There's a lot to chew on and quite a bit of humor, and on the whole I really liked it.