Recommended books by Bret Easton Ellis

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Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964) is an American author, screenwriter, and short story writer. His works have been translated into 27 languages. He was at first regarded as one of the so-called literary Brat Pack, which also included Tama Janowitz and Jay McInerney. He is a self-proclaimed satirist whose trademark technique, as a writer, is the expression of extreme acts and opinions in an affectless style. Ellis employs a technique of linking novels with common, recurring characters.

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Product picture for American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
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American Psycho is a very shocking and brutal book by American author Bret Easton Ellis. It's about a yuppie and a psychopath who commits brutal murders in New York. The description of the brutal murders leaves little to the imagination, so the book is not really suitable for the more sensitive souls among us. It is a monument of the American novel that requires some effort by the reader because of its graphic style, but also because of the wayward pace of the book that is in line with the...
Book cover from Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
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Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980's, Less than Zero has become a timeless classic. This coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age.  They live in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money in a place devoid of feeling or hope.

Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and re-enters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral...
Book cover from The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
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Set at a small, affluent liberal-arts college in New England at the height of the Reagan 80s, The Rules of Attraction is a startlingly funny, kaleidoscopic novel about three students with no plans for the future--or even the present--who become entangled in a curious romantic triangle. Bret Easton Ellis trains his incisive gaze on the kids at self-consciously bohemian Camden College and treats their sexual posturings and agonies with a mixture of acrid hilarity and compassion while exposing the...
Book cover from Glamorama (Vintage Contemporaries) by Bret Easton Ellis
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The author of American Psycho and Less Than Zero continues to shock and haunt us with his incisive and brilliant dissection of the modern world.  In his most ambitious and gripping book yet, Bret Easton Ellis takes our celebrity obsessed culture and increases the volume exponentially.

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.  He's living...
Book cover from Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis
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Bret Ellis, the narrator of Lunar Park, is the bestselling writer whose first novel Less Than Zero catapulted him to international stardom while he was still in college. In the years that followed he found himself adrift in a world of wealth, drugs, and fame, as well as dealing with the unexpected death of his abusive father. After a decade of decadence a chance for salvation arrives; the chance to reconnect with an actress he was once involved with, and their son. But almost immediately his...
Book cover from Imperial Bedrooms (Vintage Contemporaries) by Bret Easton Ellis
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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...
Book cover from The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis
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The basis of the major motion picture starring Billy Bob Thornton, KimBasinger and Mickey Rourke, The Informers is a seductive and chillingly nihilistic novel, in which Bret Easton Ellis, returns to Los Angeles, the city whose moral badlands he portrayed so unforgettably in Less Than Zero. This time is the early eighties. The characters go to the same schools and eat at the same restaurants. Their voices enfold us as seamlessly as those of DJs heard over a car radio. They have sex with the...
Book cover from Paradise Is Now: Palm Trees in Art by Bret Easton Ellis
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A fascinating history of the palm in Western art, and the role it plays today in fashion, social media and ecological preservation

For more than 2,000 years, palm trees have been extraordinarily popular in both the East and the West. Regardless of continent, religion or culture, they symbolize wealth and serenity. No other motif conveys this promise of good fortune and happiness as convincingly as the palm tree does. Omnipresent in advertising and social media, it conjures up notions of...
Book cover from Jork Weismann: Asleep at the Chateau by Bret Easton Ellis
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Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles is a fantastical folly in the land of make-believe. As Harry Cohn, the founder of Columbia Pictures, said in 1939, “If you must get in trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont.” Several generations of actors, directors, writers and artists have heeded Cohn’s advice, from Dorothy Parker and F. Scott Fitzgerald to Hunter S. Thompson and Jim Morrison. The hotel has provided a refuge where both partying and privacy are equally...
Book cover from American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
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American Psycho is a very shocking and brutal book by American author Bret Easton Ellis. It's about a yuppie and a psychopath who commits brutal murders in New York. The description of the brutal murders leaves little to the imagination, so the book is not really suitable for the more sensitive souls among us. It is a monument of the American novel that requires some effort by the reader because of its graphic style, but also because of the wayward pace of the book that is in line with the...