'One of the most disturbing novels I've read in a long time. It possesses an unnerving air of documentary reality' - Michiko Kakutani, "New York Times". In 1985, Bret Easton Ellis shocked, stunned and disturbed with his debut novel, "Less Than Zero". Published when he was just twenty-one, this extraordinary and instantly infamous work has done more than simply define a genre, it has become a rare thing: a cult classic and a timeless embodiment of the zeitgeist. Twenty-five years on, "Less Than Zero" continues to be a ...
'One of the most disturbing novels I've read in a long time. It possesses an unnerving air of documentary reality' - Michiko Kakutani, "New York Times". In 1985, Bret Easton Ellis shocked, stunned and disturbed with his debut novel, "Less Than Zero". Published when he was just twenty-one, this extraordinary and instantly infamous work has done more than simply define a genre, it has become a rare thing: a cult classic and a timeless embodiment of the zeitgeist. Twenty-five years on, "Less Than Zero" continues to be a landmark in the lives of successive generations of readers across the globe. Filled with relentless drinking in seamy bars and glamorous nightclubs, wild, drug-fuelled parties, and dispassionate sexual encounters, "Less Than Zero" - narrated by Clay, an eighteen-year-old student returning home to Los Angeles for Christmas - is a fierce coming-of-age story, justifiably celebrated for its unflinching depiction of hedonistic youth, its brutal portrayal of the inexorable consequences of such moral depravity, and its author's refusal to condone or chastise such behaviour. 'An extraordinarily accomplished first novel' - "New Yorker". 'The Catcher in the Rye for the MTV generation' - "USA Today". 'Remarkable. A killer - sexy, sassy, sad' - "Village Voice".
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i've read this book several times since it came out, and the one line that haunts me, especially in this day of technological advance, is "people are afraid to merge". so true.
Mar 5, 2009
Less Than Zero
Similar in writing style to American Psycho, in my opinion. That's a good thing, I guess. I'm only half way through but I already have a friend lined up to read it after me. I enjoy books with plenty of drug references and drug themes too. I wonder if the book is based loosely on the author's own life...
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