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The Madonna of Las Vegas: A Novel

The Madonna of Las Vegas A Novel It s the hair raising countdown to a new millennium and Cosmo Dust watches in dismay as the wreckage of his life comes into garish focus in the glow of post Sinatra Las Vegas Surrounded by the simula

It s the hair raising countdown to a new millennium, and Cosmo Dust watches in dismay as the wreckage of his life comes into garish focus in the glow of post Sinatra Las Vegas Surrounded by the simulacra of Western civilization, Cosmo finds himself strong armed by the Golden Calf Casino into recreating the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel a task that makes a mockery of bothIt s the hair raising countdown to a new millennium, and Cosmo Dust watches in dismay as the wreckage of his life comes into garish focus in the glow of post Sinatra Las Vegas Surrounded by the simulacra of Western civilization, Cosmo finds himself strong armed by the Golden Calf Casino into recreating the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel a task that makes a mockery of both Michelangelo s genius and Cosmo s skill Just when Cosmo has decided to quit this job to search for something real, Reality trumps him by making him the chief suspect in the murder of a cocktail waitress Joining forces with the daughter of the Pope of Las Vegas, the local mob boss, he tries to piece together who s killing whom and why Navigating a world that subverts rational motivation, Cosmo and the Pope s daughter encounter film noir homicide detectives, Gnostic monks, a Vatican Inquisitor, and a baby who may or may not be the messiah.A masterfully written novel that is part romantic comedy, part dysfunctional detective story, The Madonna of Las Vegas exuberantly explores the quest for a genuine life in a world built on false appearances.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Comment 590 on “The Madonna of Las Vegas: A Novel

  1. melydia says:
    I quit this one twenty pages before the end The main character, Cosmo Dust, makes a living recreating famous works of art for a casino in Las Vegas following the death of his wife He somehow gets mixed up with the daughter of the Pope of Las Vegas whatever that means , and some gangsters who really would like to be movie stereotype gangsters think he s committed murder, and there s a baby that keeps showing up and disappearing, and eventually the characters change identities or maybe not, and po [...]

  2. Max says:
    Madonna is an intelligent murder mystery, stylistically evocative of DeLillo, with elements overtly drawn from Hitchcock s Vertigo References to Vertigo, Gnosticism, and Las Vegas serve to explore the concept of reality Additionally, these references and the themes of death and apocalypse suggest a self conscious criticism of the replicative nature of modern culture In the interest of brevity, I will stop my conjecturing and conclude by noting that Madonna is a thought provoking page turner whic [...]

  3. Mo says:
    A pinch of Pynchon and a bit of Baudrillard with some Catholicism sprinkled in for good measureosticism, cocktail waitresses, the mafia, and a deep, deep hatred of the Venetian Weird shit all around.

  4. Courtney says:
    An examination of truth authenticity in Las Vegas eh Throw in virtual reality and an identity game on top of Vegas trying too hard.


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