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ISBN13: 9780307278692
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Bret Easton Elliss debut, Less Than Zero, is one of the signal novels of the last thirty years, and he now follows those infamous teenagers into an even more desperate middle age.

Clay, a successful screenwriter, has returned from New York to Los Angeles to help cast his new movie, and hes soon drifting through a long-familiar circle. Blair, his former girlfriend, is married to Trent, an influential manager whos still a bisexual philanderer, and their Beverly Hills parties attract various levels of fame, fortune and power. Then theres Clays childhood friend Julian, a recovering addict, and their old dealer, Rip, face-lifted beyond recognition and seemingly even more sinister than in his notorious past.

But Clays own demons emerge once he meets a gorgeous young actress determined to win a role in his movie. And when his life careens completely out of control, he has no choice but to plumb the darkest recesses of his character and come to terms with his proclivity for betrayal.

A genuine literary event.

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Bret Easton Ellis delivers a riveting, tour-de-force sequel to Less Than Zero, one of the most singular novels of the last thirty years.

 

Returning to Los Angeles from New York, Clay, now a successful screenwriter, is casting his new movie. Soon he is running with his old circle of friends through L.A.’s seedy side. His ex-girlfriend, Blair, is married to Trent, a bisexual philanderer and influential manager. Then there's Julian, a recovering addict, and Rip, a former dealer. Then when Clay meets a gorgeous young actress who will stop at nothing to be in his movie, his own dark past begins to shine through, and he has no choice but to dive into the recesses of his character and come to terms with his proclivity for betrayal.

About the Author

Bret Easton Ellis is also the author of American Psycho, Glamorama, The Informers, Less Than Zero, Lunar Park, and The Rules of Attraction. His work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He lives in Los Angeles.

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lukas, September 19, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
Does B.E.E. have to ask Elvis Costello's permission before he rips off his titles? Or is he just a cultural vampire? I suppose he felt he had to since this is a kinda sequel to his first, sensational 80s novel "Less Than Zero." Less you miss the connection (B.E.E. is nothing if not obvious), the book begins thusly "They had made a movie about us. The movie was based on a book written by someone we knew." Oh snap, he' s talking about "Less Than Zero!" Few things are more lazy than doing meta in the 00s. This is another shallow novel about shallow people being shallow (dead eyed sex, drugs, pop culture). He thinks he's a satirist, but he's not that smart or funny. Maybe he thinks by using Costello and Raymond Chandler as epigraphs, people will forgot that he has no talent. Here's a sentence that sums up this book and pretty much all of B.E.E. (he stings, but it only hurts for a minute), "we were just doing coke and watching "The Hills." You can read this book in like an hour whilst doing something else (might I suggest coke and "The Hills?"), but if you get bored, have a sip of overprice champagne every time he drops a brand name. You'll be drunk by page 50 and then won't care how crappy this book is. The worst novelist of his generation?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307278692
Author:
Ellis, Bret Easton
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
A-" --<i>Entertainment Weekly</i><br>&#160;<br>&ld
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.95 x 5.15 x 0.6 in 0.45 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Bret Easton Ellis delivers a riveting, tour-de-force sequel to Less Than Zero, one of the most singular novels of the last thirty years.

 

Returning to Los Angeles from New York, Clay, now a successful screenwriter, is casting his new movie. Soon he is running with his old circle of friends through L.A.’s seedy side. His ex-girlfriend, Blair, is married to Trent, a bisexual philanderer and influential manager. Then there's Julian, a recovering addict, and Rip, a former dealer. Then when Clay meets a gorgeous young actress who will stop at nothing to be in his movie, his own dark past begins to shine through, and he has no choice but to dive into the recesses of his character and come to terms with his proclivity for betrayal.

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