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anyone read this book? May purchase it.
and liked it a lot, I *think* I preferred Rules of Attraction, but anyway, they're both good books I would recommend :)
whats rules of attraction, is it the same author?
both very similar but good reads nonetheless. I quite like Bret Easton Ellis, I'm on American Psycho at the moment but the violent bits are actually horrible :/
but I've never read the book, and yeah it's pretty grim.
it's my favourite Ellis out of the ones I've read. The deadpan yet vulnerable narrative works tremendously, and it's all in all a very powerful and convincing account of lives that are scarily devoid of meaning and hope.
american psycho was really satisfying too.
Though in my opinion, if you've read one Easton Ellis novel, you've read them all.
movie it twaddle though, avoid.
Bret Easton Ellis isn't that good. American Psycho is good because it's satirical and has a point, his other stuff I've read just seems bleak, nihilistic and depressing, but not in an interesting or well written way.
its probably my favourite (fiction) book
should try Glamorama. Its like Zoolander but proper dark. Models used as terrorists. Genius.
my favourite book too, i've read it a couple of times now.
I'm now feel quite bleak. Erm, but it's scary to think that life may actually exist.
take more drugs and get a tan, you square
Anything by him is worth reading. I'm about to start re-reading The Informers, apparently there's a film in the works of it, fuck knows how that's meant to work?
I don't know at the moment, there's a lot of really bad exposition in the dialogue so far. It may be suffering though because Catcher in the Rye was the last book I read, and it seems similar in some ways with a far less entertaining narrator.
Still, only a bit in so far.
and one of my favorite authors.
Considering he was 19 it really is very very good,
It's very gen x american literature though. I think people have said above that American Psycho is easily his best work. Still worth a read most likely.
I prefer Kurt Vonnegut and Hunter S Thompson in terms of authors who deconstruct the american dream.
Also liked that someone mentioned Catcher in the Rye- there's a real lineage between Easton Ellis and Salinger
for me LTZ is possibly his best work.
I think it's a fairly divisive novel though, as people can dismiss it due to the large cast and vacous lifestyle.
I really really love it though. I think when I first read it it portrayed a lot of things that were happening around me and maybe that's why I love it so much.
found it quite dull
I loved American Psycho.
I'm currently reading Glamorama, about 20% through. Does it get better? It's just the same as everything else I've read of his so far - dumb, inexplicably famous man namedrops a lot and has dumb model girlfriend who he cheats on. Lots of vapid convo and maybe have some lovely drugs. Does anything happen? I hope something happens.
Well... LOTS happens, but I thought the start of the book was Ellis at his strongest and funniest. It goes totally mental to be honest - very meta - but still doesn't manage to be overly thrilling. There's some very shocking moments here and there, and its definitely worth reading. But you may not make it through.
Lunar Park his best imo.