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(From The Dominion Post)
Byline: SOMERSET Guy
book of the week
COSMOPOLIS by Don DeLillo (Picador, pb $37.95) Reviewed by GUY SOMERSET
"LET me tell you about the very rich," wrote F Scott Fitzgerald. "They are different from you and me." "Yes," retorted Ernest Hemingway, "they have more money." In Cosmopolis, in the shape of the "foully and beserkly rich" 28-year-old multibillionaire Eric Packer, CEO of Packer Capital, they also have a 48-room apartment; a decommissioned ex-Soviet strategic nuclear bomber; and a limousine with a marble floor and cedar-wood driver's partition inlaid with priceless late …