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Lunar Park

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 16 July 2011

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Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis

Lunar Park (novel) (2005) by Bret Easton Ellis (Less Than Zero (1985),  American Psycho (1991),  Imperial Bedrooms (2010))   Bret Easton Ellis’  novel Lunar Park stumbles, drunk and high, through inflated parody, false autobiography, pastiche, celebrity, suburbia, hauntings and possession, exorcism, love and family, real (Jay McInerney, Keanu Reeves, ..) and fictional characters (Patrick Bateman, the serial killer from American Psycho, ..), not to mention past tense narrative, in an amusing, and sometimes sad, sometimes shocking, and often quite funny, look at a writer lost in post-9/11 America. (PR)

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Imperial Bedrooms

Posted by the editors on Friday, 1 July 2011

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Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis

Imperial Bedrooms (2010)(novel) by Bret Easton Ellis  (American Psycho (1991), Lunar Park (2005))  Imperial Bedrooms, a present day sequel to Ellis’ 1985 best-selling debut novel Less Than Zero containing many of the same characters as they approach middle-age, surges with scenes of sex, extreme violence and hedonism recounted in Ellis’ characteristic emotionless, rather minimalist style.  Though the scene is Los Angeles, and the protagonist himself a screen writer, Imperial Bedrooms, it may be said, has crossed over to the very, very dark side when compared to John Fante’s moving 1939 novel  Ask the Dust, part of his tetralogy The Bandini Quartets. (PR)

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