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The Rules of Attraction By Bret Easton Ellis

The Rules of Attraction
by Bret Easton Ellis

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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
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The Rules of Attraction Summary


The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis

In The Rules of Attraction Bret Easton Ellis trains his incisive gaze on the kids at self-consciously bohemian Camden College, a small, affluent liberal-arts college in New England at the height of the Reagan 80s. He treats their sexual posturings and agonies with a mixture of acrid hilarity and compassion while exposing the moral vacuum at the centre of their lives. Racing from Thirsty Thursday Happy Hours to Dressed To Get Screwed parties to drinks at The Edge of the World, this is a poignant take on the death of romance.

`Inspired. A wonderfully comic novel' Gore Vidal

`Compelling . . . sympathetic to his "lost generation" the way only Fitzgerald was about his' Vanity Fair

`One of the primary inside sources in upper-middle-class America's continuing investigation of what has happened to its children' New York Times

`Ellis has always been regarded as the bad boy of contemporary American letters' Douglas Kennedy

`A tour of the heart of darkness, a moral armageddon' The Times

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"Inspired. A wonderfully comic novel." --Gore Vidal "Ellis is, first and last, a moralist. Under cover of his laconic voice, every word in his [novels] springs from grieving outrage at our spiritual condition." --"Los Angeles Times Book Review" "Serves to establish Mr. Ellis's reputation further as one of the primary inside sources in upper-middle-class America's continuing investigation of what has happened to its children." --"The New York Times Book Review"

About Bret Easton Ellis


Bret Easton Ellis is the author of six novels, Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, Glamorama, Lunar Park and most recently Imperial Bedrooms, which was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, and a collection of stories, The Informers. His work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He lives in Los Angeles.

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GOR001414546
The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2006-11-03
336
033044798X
9780330447980
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