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Its appeal is no less powerful for being difficult to pinpoint or explain.

– Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis – Livres

I am interested in reading the sequel One’s a homicidal maniac; the other is an emotionally distraught drug addict. I think it achieves something very difficult, that is, to be touching while at the same time being extremely nihilistic. It means to sicken, and it does. Not the stain on the arm of the wrinkled, damp shirt I wear, a shirt which had looked fresh and clean this morning. I was disappointed in “Imperial Bedrooms,” but because I’m not yet ready to close the door, plan to read “The Rules of Attraction” next.

I read “Less Than Zero” when it was first published in the UK simply because it takes its title from one of my favourite Elvis Costello songs, and then I was encouraged by reading that the protagonist has a poster of the cover of a favourite Costello album, “Trust”.

The kids have the nicest Decadent. Gli spazi aperti poi, nel quotidiano significano ore ed ore di traffico su strade immense. I have to remember that next time, because Ellis can write about boredom and vapidity in a way that leaves you disoriented and mesmerized.

Bright Lights, Big City. The protagonist, Clay, is a rich and sensitive Californian student.

From where I’m standing I can see the dog lying by the pool, breathing heavily, asleep, its fur ruffled by the wind. Maar ik kwam er al snel achter dat dit niet de insteek was van dit boek. About years ago I listened to a lot of interviews with poets and novelists who spoke with Michael Silverblatt, Robert Birnbaum, Edward Champion, Christopher Lydon, on NPR and elsewhere, in the vain hope they might have something to say about the world we live in ou I wasn’t interested in this book in its own right but read it to better understand Bret Easton Ellis BEE who has been entertaining to listen to in interviews, particularly in the podcast he has been hosting these past few years.


The protagonist Clay and his friends are mind-blowingly rich and lead privileged lives in Los Angeles. My decision to read this in English turned out to be a good idea, by the way. Less Than Zero 1. But when something DOES happen, it appears all the more disturbing when set against the back drop of a culture devoid of human emotion. I don’t know the answer to that.

To me, though, this completely deadening, unappealing, unglamorous litany of friends’ names and routes driven and restaurants visited and drugs taken was so skillfully done because it should have been so boring but was somehow strangely mesmerizing.

I makes me wonder how my experience would be different if I read the books in chronological order. You look at these extreme, exaggerated characters’ ridiculous activities and the mojns, soulless ways they live and relate to each other and it seems so eastom and meaningless, but then in a certain way it forces you to look at activities and life and relationships generally with a wider scope, and you start to wonder how meaningful any of it is, even if you aren’t some gross millionaire LA cokehead, even if you’re some mild-mannered social worker whose biggest addiction is Bookface.

All it comes down to is that I’m a boy coming home for a month and meeting someone whom I haven’t seen for four months and people are afraid to merge. Clay meets up with old friends and hangs out at parties and lunches with his parents and so on and so forth. I just wish Ellis didn’t take too seriously his ambition to have the reader share in that ennui. I often found myself laughing in agreement, as many of the chapters in the book could be describing the night life and drug culture at my university, albeit without references to Duran Duran and land line telephones.


LIVRE : Moins que Zéro (Less than Zero) de Bret Easton Ellis – 1983

Sex as abundant, and as worthless, as crumpled up paper. This is the first thing I hear when I come back to the city.

The eyes don’t look at me, though. Not the fact that I’m eighteen and mlins December and the ride on the plane had been rough and the couple from Santa Barbara, who were sitting across from me in first class, had gotten pretty drunk. Still, I enjoyed its themes and totally understand why my friend connected with it so much.

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And the more time Clay spends among his peers, the more he realizes how isolating this lifestyle can be. Indeed, much of the real terror and misery is understated. What makes you happy? These cracks seem to be visible only to Clay, and he tries not to share what he sees with his peers. I wasn’t interested in this book in its own right bref read it to better understand Bret Easton Ellis BEE who has been entertaining to listen to in interviews, particularly in the podcast he has been hosting these past few years.

I found all other characters in the book to be insufferable and I only feel revulsion towards the whole lot of them.

Partagez votre opinion avec les autres clients. All the while, he feels pity and revulsion for his peers, which he sees as victims of the fake, vapid environment they grew up in, but at the same time, he also sees them as dangerous, psychotic predators in the making.

Moins que zéro by Bret Easton Ellis (4 star ratings)

Knight of Cups was the last film I saw before moving to LA. And yet the same analgesic symptoms of over-exposure find him nevertheless. This group of vapid, vacuous characters are virtually identical to one another.