Bret Easton Ellis


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had a quick question actually. i've read ellis' 'american psycho,' 'glamorama' and 'less than zero,' both great books. i recently bought 'rules of attraction' but when i opened the book it seemed like pages were missing from the beginning and end. i know ellis sometimes does weird things to his novels. is this one of them?

>>By Jaesun13   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

Nope, nothing wrong w the novel. I interpret the book as a one year slice in the life of college students, so it's just Ellis' way of telling us that things could've started be4 or after, but their lives would be pretty much the same if we stepped back or forward in time: fucking, drinking, sleeping, skipping class, fucking.
It's a brilliant novel, and i never understand when critics describe it as his worst.

>>By Nifi   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

Hey, is the film "rules of attraction" any good? I heard that it's out in America, but i live in Ireland and it probably won't be out here for a while.

>>By john   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

I bought this Glamorama book at a book sale in school, for 200 pesos that means 4 dollars and it has this label that it's uncorrected proof, like editor's haven't read it yet or somehting. Aside from some typos, it seems OK. You think a lot changed in the editing process and should i get the edited version or what? the flick rules of attraction was rated poorly, but I'm sure it's fun. if you're in ireland, i'm in the philippines, it will take longer here for it to be in theaters, if it will be shown at all, and with a lot of cuts and masking probably. The censors here are idiots.

>>By smurfrevolt   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

I always hated to read, but then my cuz told me to read Less Than Zero. That book changed my view completely. I thought that it was very real, and i can relate to it myself. Good story, i suggest that everyone should read it if they haven't already

>>By Books=Boring   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

this book was great. i dont understand how people wouldnt like it... well ok, i can. they cant understand that this book is a realistic view of college life. anyways, i could relate to a lot of the characters and i really thought how ellis put you into the heads of each character to see their different views was brilliant. i loved it and will definatly be reading his other novels.

>>By megan   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

The movie is awesome. I saw rules of attraction. What a cool movie. I loved it. The cinematography is "so cool". Haven't read the book yet, but I definately will. I just got done reading Glamorama. I was a little confused about his perception of being followed around by cameras and being in a movie. I was really hoping it would be explained at the end of the book, but wasn't. If anyone has any insight on this, let me know, because I'm lost when it comes to that part. All in all it was a very good book however.

>>By jdoubleu69   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

i was confused about the whole director / film crew relationship aswell, perhaps he's talking to his ego - dunno. of all the books, i enjoyed reading the rules of attraction the most - just the informers to go.

>>By yb <<   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

i like American Psycho alot. i admire the fact that i got a sense that is was a parody on the everyday stereotype. for instance it is rather perculiar that infact a man of such stature, such class and upbringing can imagine and literally perform these grosteque tasks in his head. it challenges the fact that any one in any class and position in today's modern society has the potential to do anything.

>>By evan   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

I read Rules of Attraction, adored it. Read American Psycho, loved it. Ellis has become my favorite author. I feel you always get the whole deal from him. Alex Garland was my favorite, but travel has become a bit to boring for me.. He's an exceptional writer and great storyteller. He really conveys the true college life.

>>By   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

Any clues as to what he's up to these days? About time he released something again.

>>By Aske   (Thursday, 6 Mar 2003 11:44)

Just wondering if anyone has had the time to translate Bertrands dialogue in "rules of attraction" ? I started but my french is pretty average, and it has left me quite curious. Thanks

>>By valmont   (Friday, 14 Mar 2003 08:02)

Does anyone know if Ellis is writing anything new at this time?

>>By RadialBlur   (Saturday, 5 Apr 2003 07:52)

Someone needs to update their Ellis web sites.

>>By Mike Belanger   (Wednesday, 9 Apr 2003 22:00)

I didn't think rules of attraction, the movie was very good - it was ok. The book is much better.
They fucked the movie up.

Yeh, i wonder if he's writing a new book...

>>By anonymya   (Monday, 21 Apr 2003 22:57)

whats up people. gotta say im a new Ellis fan. Loved The Rules Of attraction Movie so much I had to start reading his books. Such a true picture of College life. The movie was put together so well, It was an accurate representation of the book. Anyone know of any new plans ellis has? And tell me was Patric Bateman Really a psycho or did he just think he was, Kinda like Jack In fight Club?

>>By gravy2love   (Wednesday, 23 Apr 2003 06:49)

when in the fuck is he coming out with another book ? it should be a sequel to 'less than zero' or another book like 'the informers'. no conspiracy/fashion world shit like 'Glamorama'

>>By james   (Thursday, 24 Apr 2003 21:20)

I'm not sure how often people post on this sight, but I'm looking for a translation of the chapter told from Bertrand's point of view in "Rules of Attraction". If anybody knows what it is and actually reads this, please respond.

>>By RHETT   (Friday, 25 Apr 2003 18:48)

get the dvd for the rules of attraction and watch the carrot top commentary, u will mess your pants its so funny!!!!!

>>By gravy2love   (Monday, 28 Apr 2003 04:16)

hey people I am writing research on Rules of attraction.. anyoen knows how to get some critics about this novel?????

>>By katya   (Thursday, 15 May 2003 18:02)

Erm: wrote here yeeaaaaars ago and somehow was searching Google for BET news. This was the tenth result. Says a lot about his recent activity, eh? 5 years since Glamorama...
We all know about his paranormal/political novel. The subject makes me feel all giddy: it will b his best, for sure! :o) I loooved Glamorama and he gets better and better w/ the years. He might not b prolific, but still: any news on his novel? Any interesting NEW links? Does he write for any newspaper? ANYTHING???
Cheers! :o)

>>By Nifi   (Tuesday, 10 Jun 2003 00:02)

Dear Bret,

I am intrigued as a Professional writer of your American Psycho, and Psycho 2. Less than Zero speaks for itself.

You are as twisted as I, Clive Barker, Stephen King, Poppy Z. Brite, & the proverbial H.P. Lovekraft. I'm sure you know of whom I am speaking of. I have numerous questions regarding your work, and I do not want vast answers from those who answer for you, but from you yourself. I would, moreover, like to meet with you personally, although I reside in the Chigago area, and I know you sway toward the West Coast.

I am published, although not as well as you as of yet, but the macabre' seems a fitting fusing point between you and I, and a very few writers who chose the alternative. Frankly, I request your time, be it phone or in person if you have the gumption, and/or the opportunity. I promise, I'll buy lunch and drinks.

For what it's worth, My number at home is 815-254-8867. My cell is 407-435-4973. My name is L.C. Darrah.

If you have the time, I would appreciate correspondance from you proper.

Thanks Man,

Lydia C. Darrah

>>By Lydia Darrah   (Saturday, 14 Jun 2003 08:49)

yeah umm lydia your an idiot for putting you number on the website, but then again you're probably not lydia. but Bret is a fantastic author and Glamorama is his best.

>>By andrew   (Monday, 16 Jun 2003 22:14)

I second that one Lydia you are a fucking idiot. Before you write something at least do your home work. Bret resides in Richmond Va. and New York. That is pretty far from the west coast last time I checked. Perhaps that is why no one buys your fucking books. You have no clue what you are talking about. But that could just be me.

>>By Dick   (Thursday, 19 Jun 2003 19:10)

Thee reeason eellis has donee nothing from pyscho is that hee has shot his wad. hee is not a writeer worthy of anything.
beest to usee his noveels as shitpapeer. will you geeeeks reead someething of valuee. dick thou art a dickwad - rudee viral and heeadeed for thee nova oveens. leet lydia deeludee heerseelf what harm doees it do to thee. mind thy own fucking busineess.

>>By anarchee   (Saturday, 21 Jun 2003 02:47)


In the fourth sentence, not including salutary, you put of twice. Normally, I would overlook it, but I remembered that you said you're a professional writer? Oh my, please, never end clauses in prepositions, and if you do (as the rule is changing as we speek) don't use the same preposition for the same use twice in a sentence. That's all...keep trying to find the man! byebye

>>By Aaron Laws from Oklahoma   (Wednesday, 2 Jul 2003 04:41)

July 1 2003

>>By Aaron Laws from Oklahoma   (Wednesday, 2 Jul 2003 04:42)

Here is a rough translation from :
I could not prevent myself to approach me you to the evening. I drank too much tequila and I maybe smoked too much pot but that does not want to say that I do not like you. Nevertheless after to have said it for you, I walked until the end world and I vomited. Yesterday we separated ourselves with Beba, my small girlfriend. You, you were one of the reasons for that (then Beba does not know that I desire you) but not the alone. This that since a long time that I feel seduces by you. I am not crazy, but you interest me and I took some photos of you that I did when you did not look at. I cannot believe that you did not notice me. If you had come with me last night, I would have you happy redue. And I could have returned you happier than this type with that you left last night. While putting the things to the worse I always can reourner to Paris and live with my father. In any case, AMERICA is annoying. You and me doing the love in the villa of my father to Canes. And leave my tubby one of redacteur to Camden Courier. Maybe did you see my items? "How to warn the Herpes" and "The positive effects of the ecstasy." You do not obsess me. I could have any girl that I want here (and I there passed near), but your legs are perfect, better than all the one of the other girls and your hair are so blond and also. I do not know if you had an operation of nex but your nex is perfect. Your traits are really perfect. I maybe will try once more. But does not leave the next time. Recall you that I could return you very happy. I know well to kiss and I have the card American Expresses platinum. I suppose that you have it also. Your legs are splenides, and better than the one of all other girl. Of which color are your eyes? The photos that I took are all in black and white. I would want to follow the same courses that you, but I do photo and you. . . What? The beautiful arts? You are sexy. If I knew that someone is itself infatuated of you as me, and you, you tested the same feeling towards him, I would leave. I would return drop me. No doubt.

>>By French from Rules of Attraction   (Thursday, 3 Jul 2003 23:09)

Too precious reading these comments from literate folk? Let me dump my two cents worth.
Glamoura blew me away because it did convey the shallow world of models and surface illusion in the cut and paste style of William S. Burroughs. A book of his short stories left more of an impact of grinding afterburn than the gross out in American Pyscho. In Psycho Brett was too busy dropping brand names and percieved exlusivity of Manhattan penthouse wannebe's. But hey, so was Glamorama but in a wider gender un-biased surrealistic 'fashion'. What was the title of the book of his short stories that listed heinous excesses piled upon each other? Those stay with me in a very unpleasant urban discard way. Not horrible writing as in QAF as in Ms. Fraser Exec Story Editor ha! = but truly jaded lick-the-devi rubber necking gross pile up carnage BBQ stuff. Anyone out there in cyber wasteland got the title?

>>By Paul Compassi @   (Wednesday, 9 Jul 2003 03:35)

Hey, I had a question for those that have read The Rules of Attraction:

When Sean says "The only problem is that I dream about Lauren, and she's all blue," (pg 119) what does it mean?

>>By eden_eye   (Tuesday, 29 Jul 2003 10:49)

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