Glamorama (Vintage Contemporaries) [Bret Easton Ellis] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. The author of American Psycho and Less Than. The evil twin of fellow brat-packer Jay McInerney’s Model Behavior, Ellis’s (The Bret Easton Ellis, Author Alfred A. Knopf $25 (p) ISBN The last book to be officially banned in America was William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch, but in , Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho.
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He’s living with one beautiful model and having an affair with another onthe eve of opening the trendiest nightclub in New York City history. I might actually have liked this one more than “American Psycho,” now that I think about it.
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I liked this book. I wanted to put it down after page 60, but I was reading this with a book club, so I decided to attempt to stick with it.
Read it Forward Read it first. Gla,orama my god, somebody help me. My American Psycho thoughts were not appreciated. Glamorama can essentially be viewed as a satirical work, which is adept at capturing the hedonism of New York during this era.
What do you give a man with two girlfriends? A really hard time…
His characters are young, generally vacuous people, who are aware of their depravity but choose to enjoy it. I’ve read at least three more violations of this kind, in other texts, since writing this review for the first time yesterday. And it’s not because it’s boring, or shallow, or intensely materialistic.
Set in 90s Manhattan, Victor Ward, a model with perfect abs and all the right friends, is seen and photographed everywhere, even in places he hasn’t been and with people he doesn’t know. I’ve never heard that name. Rats and wheels, this is how much I disliked Victor Whatever. Also, if you have a fear of flying – I don’t recommend reading this book. Or all the characters were really kettles. He is considered to be one of the major Generation X authors and was regarded as one of the so-called literary Brat Pack, which also included Tama Janowitz and Jay McInerney.
Repeat violators may lose their commenting privileges on StarTribune. But it just ceases to have real value to me. The satire is rich: And that’s what Ellis is: I assume there’s more to it than what I just summed up, but I have no idea what that is.
Don’t blame them because they’re rich and beautiful; blame the media and yourself for caring. A guy I know, Cliff, and I were at the Trolley Stop knocking back some nasty dollar drafts and talking about obscure noize music “Black Dice is okay, but Daughters blow their shit out of the water”when we somehow got on the subject of school and our English degrees, and he brought up books and specifically Bret Easton Ellis.
His quasi-gay unsuccessful college drop-out son was not good for campaigning or something like that.
But I also remember that silly Bret Easton Ellis was still an enjoyable read. Sometimes there’s a reason something hasn’t seen before– it’s wrong. Typical Bret Easton Ellis. Also elois Bret Easton Ellis.
Did I end up wearing khakis because of that fucking ad? He knows where sickness lies. I’m trying to find something insightful but it all comes off as overly meta, faux-anhedonic, social commentary bullshit. But the future he gets is not the one he had in mind. You could argue that the last three glamrama slightly glajorama bent to genre fiction. And it was so eerie, and pointless, and offsetting the altered photograph, Marina’s disappearance, the teeth, the blood, the family friends