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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Time ‘s Joel Stein noted “The idea—models so solipsistic that they become terrorists—is a good-enough one for a short story of 15 pages, but it’s unsustainable at Published March 21st by Vintage first published But I also remember that silly Bret Easton Ellis was still an enjoyable read.

In his most ambitious and gripping book yet, Bret Easton Ellis takes our celebrity obsessed culture and increases the volume exponentially. Ellis’s style makes this all pretty funny, but then the book takes a totaland Victor gets pulled into a world of model terrorists and loses sense of who’s who and what’s what in a haze of sex and violence. But, of course, you already know that, and Ellis knows you know it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The book prominently contains the conceit wherein Victor’s life is being filmed by a camera crew “introduced a third of the way into the book”.

What do you give a man with two girlfriends? A really hard time…

But glamoraam least it leaves Bret Easton Ellis as we found him: This is the reason why I picked it up. It goes without saying that this book is amazingly written, displaying a kind of literary genius that actually freaks me out in its ability to create a universe so complete there is NO way this could come out of one man’s mind.


To view it, click here. So basically a lot of whining, name dropping, and brand-name dropping. Models in the novel act as a synecdoche of the larger culture. Jan 19, Guy Portman rated it liked it Shelves: It’s most likely totally wrong and unfair and such I haven’t read much Updike, to be honest but that also makes it kind of awesome in a sniping, political-cartoon kind of way.

And a desire to shock an audience that has heard, seen and read it all, and thus needs more Pure disgust for humanity, in every single sentence. Victor is spellbound by a mural – a mountain under a starry sky – and in …more You have to read the previous paragraph to understand what that line means. What’s the fun, after all, of a conspiracy story in which everything is neatly explained?

Ellis dissects the glitterati in ‘Glamorama’

I assume there’s more to it than what I just summed up, but I have no idea what that is. People are stupid and vapid in the fashion industry. 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 glaomrama school and our English degrees, and he brought up books ellie specifically Bret Easton Ellis.

Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis. How can you not like it?! I didn’t think this was a successful novel but it has ideas about celebrity and spectacle that are of this moment and interesting. Victor Ward is a typical Ellis character in many ways: It wrapped e,lis nicely, Bret, why did you have to go and add more? Lindsay Whalen’s Gophers suffer first defeat of season, at Michigan.


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Did I end up wearing khakis because of that fucking ad? Jul 02, Crystal West rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Don’t think the combination is possible? Even though I enjoyed the satire initially, it took forever to finish first two parts of the book. I can just write down Victor is everyone of us, we’re products of consumerism and all that, but you’d just be rolling your eyes all over and I’m way too biased to rate this book a full five.

The New York Times. Did we end glamoraa the way we thought we glamoramx knew would?

If you can get through the first two hundred or so pages of idiotic dialogue another stroke of narrative brilliance, really, but still hard to wade throughyou will be rewarded. I don’t mind the content which – a relentlessly dull litany of petty pretty people and [March 29 – You know it’s a bad sign when you continue reading a book purely to figure out how best to describe what’s wrong with it.

I liked it, if you didn’t that’s ok.

And generally I agree with that. There were times I just wanted to glamorwma so that I could be done and others when I genuinely wanted to finish the story.