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BRETT EASTON ELLIS

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by DR+DELUSION, May 6, 2004.

  1. DR+DELUSION

    DR+DELUSION Member

    Joined: Apr 6, 2004 Messages: 472 Likes Received: 3
    man this guy's work is soooooo fucking coooooool. i forgot how cool he really is. i just finished a week long ellis reading spree during which i read the informants once, less than zero twice, american psycho twice, the rules of attraction which is totally gay, and glamorama twice. but glamorama is lame because it takes place in the 90s when the whole 60s revival thing was happening and everybody was wearing stupid peace sign medallions and smoking lots of pot and being pseudoneohippies.

    less than zero is by far the best. i used to want to go to malibu, palm springs, LA etc soooo bad but this book changed my mind and made me hate that whole beverly hills fucked up rich kid lifestyle. then i realized that this was not too rational and i now wanna go again. anyway, the guy is a genius. if you don't like his work then you're dumb.

    now i'm inspired to wear a daily uniform of black levis 501s and wayfarers and get a badass tan and overuse the word "totally."
     
  2. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

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  3. DR+DELUSION

    DR+DELUSION Member

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  4. 2 blaazed

    2 blaazed New Jack

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  5. DR+DELUSION

    DR+DELUSION Member

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    if you're an uneducated and illiterate gangsterfag who doesn't really read anything but muder dogg whatever magazine, please refrain from posting kthks.
     
  6. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    i did like american psycho... though i can see why some one wouldn't.

    by the end, i was skipping over most of the designer descriptions
     
  7. TheoHuxtable

    TheoHuxtable Senior Member

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  8. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

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    brett easton ellis IS an amazing writer. ive read all his books except for glamorama. it is the detail in american psycho that really got me involved into his work. the movie does the book absolutely no justice what-so-ever. the scene w/ tube stuffed into her vaginga then putting an unfed rat up there only so the rat eats its way out of her stomach later on at the end of the scene, cant put that in a movie. that book also inspired me to want to become a creative wrtng teacher.
     
  9. DR+DELUSION

    DR+DELUSION Member

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    hmmmm it seems everyone's read american psycho, which is great in a disturbing way, but LESS THAN ZERO is where it's at.

    TOTALLY.
     
  10. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16
    i feel that his early books are all too similar w/ their themes and even characterization. i havent read them since hs so i can not be so precise. from what i remember all the characters were teenagers who were rich, disassociated from their parents and peers, and were able to get into clubs where they over indulged in sex, drugs, and alcohol without a care in the world. then when american psycho came along i felt as if it was a departure from his pervious style/plots (though the theme of overindulgence runs through all his work) bc all his previous books took place in southern california where as psycho took place in nyc. (man, why do i feel like i am wrtng a paper?)
     
  11. seven.13

    seven.13 Dirty Dozen Crew

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    I haven't thought about this guy since I was 12. I guess I was really into his books then... esp. American Psycho and Less Than Zero.
     
  12. seven.13

    seven.13 Dirty Dozen Crew

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    P.S

    And I agree with GamblersGin
    "i feel that his early books are all too similar w/ their themes and even characterization"

    Overdosing, bloody, brutal sex and money get old after a while.
     
  13. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 681
    I read Glamorama about a month ago, it was good, but quite odd in a not bad way. I'll probably check out less then zero if its a lot better then the others and i was planning to get around to american psycho at some point soon or this summer.
     
  14. Something wrong there bud?
     
  15. Im Broke

    Im Broke Senior Member

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