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The book prominently contains the conceit wherein Victor’s life is being filmed by a camera crew “introduced a third of the way into the book”.

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Bret Easton Ellis is an American author. Victor had been planning to open a nightclub with Damian, but matters go awry when Damian discovers the affair. I n a book so deeply interested in appearances as Glamorama, it’s as well to start with the superficial.

This is maybe his way to cope with being involved in gory terrorist activities. Overall, good if you are blamorama fan of the author but others probably wouldn’t care too much. See 1 question about Glamorama‚Ķ. Can someone fill me in? The ideology of the terrorists is never specified and Ellis demurs from offering anything like the critique of right-wing politics that kept American Psycho focused in its outrage. Who would watch a film this dull anyway?


Psycho-killer Patrick Bateman makes a sick-joke cameo appearance in Glamorama.

Ellis dissects the glitterati in ‘Glamorama’

No one is who they appear to be, no one works for whom they appear to work sometimes the characters themselves don’t even realize it. Maybe it was vision, talent, a stroke of inspiration. And that’s what Elli http: Most of the questions raised in this ambitious but unsuccessful latter half are simply ignored: Please, vlamoramaexcuse my french, but I don’t think I was ready to read this book. But nothing in his actions or even ellsi words gives evidence of this.

And now it’s time to move to the next stage.

What do you give a man with two girlfriends? A really hard time…

Please try again later. The second third starts getting interesting as Victor realises he is in something bigger than he can understand, yet it is still shadowed under the saturation of celebrity culture that he is obsessed with. The importance rests on celebrity names – the only important this is wh After finishing this book I went to bed and stared at the ceiling for ages just like This is new territory for Ellis, who earlier has relied on his style and wit alone to escort him from one aimless scenario to another, each boring scene reinforcing the monotony of his characters’ lives.

See all books by Bret Easton Ellis. What’s the fun, after all, of a conspiracy story in which everything is neatly explained? He remains a laser-precise satirist but the wit now dominates. Open Preview See a Problem? Now in this book particularly I really couldn’t give two shits about Victor Ward. Some feminist critic I think it was Kate Millet once criticized John Updike for being “a penis with a thesaurus”. Which means that the story is now the more prominent plot device.


Works by Bret Easton Ellis. I just didn’t buy Victor as a real person.

I have read many dark accounts of humankind’s degeneration, but this is just filth. I’m a prisoner in a book that’s a cross between “Party Monster”, “Project Runway” and every annoying E!

I’ve never heard that name. I liked it, if you didn’t that’s ok.

Glamoorama was what decided friends. A guy I know, Cliff, and I were at the Trolley Stop knocking back some nasty dollar drafts and talking about obscure noize music “Black Dice is okay, but Daughters blow their shit out of the water”when we somehow got on the subject of school and our English degrees, and he brought up books and specifically Bret Easton Ellis.

Life is too short. IJ came out inthis came out inand the shit-smelling starts about halfway into the text. If it’s Victor himself, the outrages prove that ‘what you don’t know. Inwhen a film adaptation of Glamorama was mentioned glamorxma an interview with Movieline.