The book: "DeLillo's fervent intelligence and his fastidious, edgy prose ... weave halos of import around every event .... The trouble with a tale where anything can happen is that somehow nothing happens." -- John Updike, The New Yorker
Why it's unfilmable: The main character spends most of the book trapped in the back of a limo in several traffic jams. Not exactly blood-stirring cinematic stuff.
The movie: "It's fascinating but anti-cinematic and a frustrating film to get your arms around." -- Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"David Cronenberg meets Don DeLillo at last, and it's as if all the angels of heaven have come together. And said nothing." -- Kyle Smith, New York Post