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  • Title: Imperial Bedrooms
  • Author: Bret Easton Ellis
  • ISBN: 9780307266101
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Imperial Bedrooms By Bret Easton Ellis Bret Easton Ellis s debut, Less Than Zero, is one of the signal novels of the last thirty years, and he now follows those infamous teenagers into an even desperate middle age.Clay, a successful screenwriter, has returned from New York to Los Angeles to help cast his new movie, and he s soon drifting through a long familiar circle Blair, his former girlfriend, is marrBret Easton Ellis s debut, Less Than Zero, is one of the signal novels of the last thirty years, and he now follows those infamous teenagers into an even desperate middle age.Clay, a successful screenwriter, has returned from New York to Los Angeles to help cast his new movie, and he s soon drifting through a long familiar circle Blair, his former girlfriend, is married to Trent, an influential manager who s still a bisexual philanderer, and their Beverly Hills parties attract various levels of fame, fortune and power Then there s Clay s childhood friend Julian, a recovering addict, and their old dealer, Rip, face lifted beyond recognition and seemingly even sinister than in his notorious past.But Clay s own demons emerge once he meets a gorgeous young actress determined to win a role in his movie And when his life careens completely out of control, he has no choice but to plumb the darkest recesses of his character and come to terms with his proclivity for betrayal.A genuine literary event.
    Bret Easton Ellis
    Bret Easton Ellis is an American author He is considered to be one of the major Generation X authors and was regarded as one of the so called literary Brat Pack, which also included Tama Janowitz and Jay McInerney He has called himself a moralist, although he has often been pegged as a nihilist His characters are young, generally vacuous people, who are aware of their depravity but choose to enjoy it The novels are also linked by common, recurring characters, and dystopic locales such as Los Angeles and New York.

    Imperial Bedrooms By Bret Easton Ellis

    Commentaires:

    David
    Do not read this book It s about despicable people doing despicable things In other words, it s about being human in the most essential sense of the term You will not like it because you have to like the characters you read about Or because it s too dull or cold or passe Or because it s misanthropic or misogynistic It s really none of these things, but you ll think it is and say it is and you ll be angry and spiteful and write another tired anti Ellis review Another tired anti postmodernism revi [...]

    Fabian
    I have defended this writer quite enough already The time s up We are henceforth severing all ties.Jeez how can a critically acknowledged writer move so far back in his own craft, in originality Entering the realm of the true masters with American Psycho even the recent Glamorama and then totally selling out what a disgrace You, Mr Easton Ellis, should feel shame Please retire I really don t want to get into a brief synopsis of this sad excuse for a novella sure its modern only in its brevity a [...]

    Orsodimondo
    INLAND EMPIRELa storia ripete gli antichi vezzi, le facile risposte, le stesse sconfitte , canta Elvis Costello in epigrafe Beyond Belief.Ma deve per forza farlo anche la letteratura Less Than Zero Al di l di tutti i limiti di Marek Kanievska con Andrew McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr entrambi nella foto , James Spader, Jamie Gertz.Su di noi avevano fatto un film Il film era tratto da un libro scritto da una persona che conoscevamo Il libro era il semplice racconto di quattro settimane trascorse nell [...]

    David Lentz
    I really can t seem to remember the last time that I rated a novel with only one star But I blame myself I should have seen it coming A friend of mine met BEE at a party in the Hamptons and raved about him So despite my misgivings I thought I would take the plunge and now I deeply regret that I did so Fortunately, the book was terribly short and it s not so much a novel really as a novella I assume BEE knocked it out over a long weekend stay at the Beverly Hilton I am not so much into multiple d [...]

    M.J. Fiori
    I expect to be able to read YA fiction in under three hours or a Charlaine Harris book , but not literary fiction This slim, flimsy novel is not a worthy followup especially after three decades to that eighties Zeitgeist capturing classic, Less Than Zero The characters have not aged well, natch but much seriously, their creator seems to have regressed in trying to invoke them again While the jaded narrative voice of Clay as an Alice who made the mistake of staying too long in the shallow Wonder [...]

    Tori Jo Lau
    Do you remember when Bret Easton Ellis was a ground breaking new author who wrote novels that shook you to the core, that angered you and made you feel like you were reading something new and unique I know that s how I felt when I read American Psycho it was a horrible look into a killer mind, one that stayed with me for a long time after I finished reading the book I ve read two books by Ellis recently, Imperial Bedrooms and Lunar Park They both have the same problem in that there s nothing rea [...]

    Lorileinart
    Imperial Bedrooms is Bret Easton Ellis sequel to Less Than Zero It s not a book for most people.Having dismissed most of you out of hand, I now turn my attention to those of us for whom this book was written.If you were young, smart, rich, and beautiful in the early 1980 s, here is our glorious, shameful tribute it was once okay to openly admit you were an elitist Before the ravages of AIDS, herpes, crack cocaine, and the resulting cautionary morality that swallowed us whole, we were a freewheel [...]

    Snotchocheez
    As if the infantile devil silhouette Halloween self portrait on the cover of its paltry 169 pages wasn t a dead giveaway that imperial Bedrooms , the sequel to BEE s 1985 less than stellar Less than Zero was going to be a clunker, all I had to do was turn to the last page to see the 1985 2010 designation This sequel was 25 years in the making God, what an insipid, uninspired, self absorbed, vapid piece of nothingness this was I vowed after reading his paean to product placement and torture porn [...]

    Tiny Pants
    I would advise potential readers and if you re reading this now, that may mean you don t read any reviews of this book Stop reading this right now It s written in a fairly elliptical way, with dialogue faintly sketching and shading in the bones of the plot, and so anything you do know will take away from what s there Even though I read his interview in New York and the Talk of the Town piece on Bret Easton Ellis in the New Yorker, these mercifully didn t give anything away Okay, they said he was [...]

    Scott
    Bret Easton Ellis has always adopted two distinct personae as an author that of the lurid purveyor of ultra violence and base sexual appetites set out to shock a bourgeois critical establishment that dares to question his literary mettle, or the closet moralist who wags his finger at the involvement of his characters, and the attendant interest of his fans, in said behavior Interestingly enough, it is these same warring impulses that put Ellis in a real narrative predicament in Imperial Bedrooms [...]

    Rachel Louise Atkin
    I finished the majority of this in about 4 hours because what the actual hell did I just read I don t know why I ever expect to come out of a Bret Ellis book feeling fine because that never happens, this book was fucked But not in a good way, in an annoyed way.This is by far Ellis s worst book No sense of time, no sense of space when you compare with the overwhelming gloom of the city in it s predecessor Less Than Zero, and the toxic consumerism of the 80s in American Psycho, there is just noth [...]

    R.
    Highly polished Less Than Zero fan fiction for not one second do I buy into the idea that Bret Easton Ellis actually believes his characters survived beyond the very late 80s or early 90s The literary equivalent of a Sp der Man action figure.Also please note that Elvis Costello does not make an appearance beyond an epigraph as any sort of symbol or signpost, as he did in LTZ But Warren Zevon does Twice, actually As such, since naming a novel set in LA Werewolves of London or Things to Do in Denv [...]

    Louise Johanna
    ok jeg er klar for ha in depth project om at skrive oppf lgeren til debutromanen sin ikke n dvendigvis garanterer en ny suksess

    Candy
    Response SongWhen I bought my first copy of David Bowie s Scary Monsters I remember the strange feeling of listening to a song sequel of Major Tom, titled Ashes To Ashes How amazing Revisiting a character in a song I was stunned and exhilarated because I had no experience, or rather, no awareness of the idea of response songs This practice is easily tracked in radio and recorded popular music but two of the most classic response songs come from older songs, in the blues, by Muddy Waters respond [...]

    Andie
    I d been looking forward to this book for months Having read everything that Bret Easton Ellis has published, and counting three of those books American Psycho, Lunar Park, and Glamorama among my top 20 books of all time, I couldn t wait to see what Imperial Bedrooms had in store for me aside from a great title I was somewhat shocked to picked up this slim volume at the book store and realize that it was less than 200 pages long More of a novella, really, than a novel, but I paid the 27 for it a [...]

    BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Never until this book did I find Andrew McCarthy s voice so damn sexy I swear Easton Ellis knows how to write about dysfunction especially in my generation He captures it perfectly Debauchery for everyone

    FrumpBurger
    Read this book today, yessir, andwhat can I say I don t like it much Not because, as another member so smugly put it, I can t deal with not liking characters in a book, or because it s misanthropic and misogynistic Nope, the reason I don t like this book is, simply put, because I Just Don t Give A Fuck.I don t give a fuck about the banal characters, the boring ass storyline, the mediocre writing I don t give a fuck about the trite Hollywood is empty and everyone is awful sentiment that seems to [...]

    Aaron Weinman
    Loved it Couldn t put it down Anti Ellis peeps will scorn and have done on this forum and each to its own, but this is a serious return to form for one of my personal favourites Ellis re visits the characters from his first book, Less Than Zero, and while much has changed in their lives, it would appear the protagonist, Clay seems the most different.Yes he was always devoid of natural emotion and his social skills have always been somewhat off, but I sense a lot of difference in his character no [...]

    Kristin
    As a product of Generation X, which was laughable at the time, I was deeply disturbed by Less Than Zero I read the book, ran to the theatre to see the movie and re read it Dark, disturbing and the characters were unlike anyone I would ever know, it fascinated me I loved it Now, it s sequel begins with another visit from Clay,still disinterested and unaffected these many years later.Maybe it s the fact I was left wanting , or, that Ellis continues this disturbing story like it was written back in [...]

    Goran Gluščić
    Ovu knjigu sam pro itao dvaput ove godine Mo da zato jer sam o ekivao da e mi drugi puta biti bolja Knjige u kojima osjetim ne to takvo naj e e i zavr e s barem jednom zvijezdicom vi e.Imperial Bedrooms ne e biti takva knjiga.Je li mogu e voljeti knjigu i dati joj tri zvijezdice Jer stvarno volim ovu knjigu, na neki izopa eni na in Svjestan sam da nije dobra i, kvragu, ne samo da sam toga svjestan ve i meni samome knjiga nije ba dobra Nije lo a, ali gura se negdje izme u prosje ne i blago nadpro [...]

    Dominique Perregaux
    Don t take me wrong rating this book 1 star, I love Bret Easton Ellis I loved Less than zero, I loved American Psycho, I loved the Informers, I loved Glamorama, I liked Lunar Park see my review on the book but Imperial Bedrooms is a shame.It seems clear that this book was written to honor the author s commitments toward his publisher It is a commercial trick, with thick font and big margins on top, bottom, left and right Less than zero was a master piece Nowhere in Imperial Bedrooms can we find [...]

    Sabra Embury
    A screenwriter named Clay returns to the LA scene, after being MIA for a while in NY he runs the same circle of friends, the same places, the same parties, drinking Grey Goose here and there in Hollywood Clay begins to receive mysterious texts on his iPhone, he thinks he s being followed, he meets a hot blond she must know some tricks, she must have all of the above of some killer ______ because she is the reason why everything is happening, why enemies and death are residual effects for the exc [...]

    Sullivan Wheeler
    Dear Bret Easton Ellis we re through Imperial Bedrooms was the last of your books that I will be reading It s the last time I m going to be fooled into thinking that maybe you ve moved beyond your forty year old adolescent, violent misogynistic buillshit Because now I realize it s all you know how to do You ve got nothing else to say except, Check it out this guy s a rich, white douchebag who s dead inside It s not interesting, it s not cute, and as a writer you re not maturing And the tragedy i [...]

    Scarlett O.H.
    This book is weirdly topical with the whole casting couch Harvey Weinstein news and discussions we ve been having lately Last week it came out in the papers that even in The Netherlands there was a guy from a casting bureau who had been abusing young boys for years Hollywood and also other countries movie industries are a toxic environment and Bret Easton Ellis once again describes it in a harsh and detached way The leading character is not a reliable narrator because of how much he drinks, and [...]

    Sam Quixote
    The old gang from Less Than Zero are revisited in a sort of sequel, Imperial Bedrooms They were wasted as teenagers and they re wasted in middle age Trent Burroughs is married to Blair, Julian Wells is around, Rip Millar is creepier than the last time, while Clay is as vapid and self absorbed as ever The story begins with a film Clay wrote and is helping produce, The Listeners , where he meets a desperate and beautiful actress, Rain Turner, who will do anything for a starring role Clay and Rain [...]

    Lee Monks
    To respond to some of the deliriously upset reviewers of IB I d hazard a guess at BEE being rather delighted with such a response The book is about paranoid anhedonic hell It s uncomfortable reading, often It also contains stretches of dazzling, vivid writing the likes of which no one else can evoke, particularly in formulating a world emptied out of all but appearance and machination Ellis is an important writer mapping nightmarish territory and shouldn t be for everyone.

    Juan Araizaga
    3 d as y 180 2400 scrolleadas p ginas despu s La continuaci n de Menos que cero Despu s de haberme metido m s de lleno en la ficci n transgresora he logrado comprender muchas cosas, y tal vez ahora pudiera comprender un poco m s su predecesor Lo que recuerdo es que el anterior eran un conjunto de historias o fragmentos que apenas manten an la ilacion.En este caso se mantiene un poco m s la forma y la apariencia Algo que me impresion es que todo sucede muy r pido, se puede estar bebiendo una bote [...]

    Zachary
    BEE is one of the best stylists in English Like early Joan Didion, but about glamorized nihilistic free fall through the bars and palaces of LA in the oughts instead of well, that, but in the late sixties This book is awesome reading most fiction is somehow not that far off from the experience of eating paste to put it kindly, it seems perhaps unnecessary but Imperial Bedrooms has a vision, actually feels like something.The preponderance of froth mouthed negative reviews raises many interesting [...]

    Sayer
    Imperial Bedrooms 3.07 That s it I think I may be lightly spoiling themes in this soah I won t spoil any of the plot points though.Well, then, I guess I m a tad surprisedybe a 3.3 I don t know, all I can say is that I really, really, really liked this book Like, I love it.It s a sequel to Ellis Less Than Zero The zeitgeist of the 80s, or The Catcher in the Rye for the MTV generation Both Catcher and Less Than Zero are some of my favorite booksey go well together.But anyway, I heard that there s [...]

    Quill
    The BasicsIn this sequel to Less Than Zero, we catch up with Clay and his old friends, all of whom are now middle aged and much the same as we left them In this universe, Less Than Zero was a successful book and a movie that missed the point, much as it is in ours Clay isn t satisfied with the way he was portrayed, so the question becomes, can he show his audience that he s a different man than that My ThoughtsI m about to say the most controversial thing I could possibly say Imperial Bedrooms i [...]

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