Bret Easton Ellis





Bret Easton Ellis


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in Los Angeles, California, The United States
March 07, 1964

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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).

Average rating: 3.68 · 287,187 ratings · 12,941 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
American Psycho

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Less Than Zero

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The Rules of Attraction

3.70 avg rating — 29,874 ratings — published 1987 — 64 editions
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Lunar Park

3.60 avg rating — 16,442 ratings — published 2005 — 58 editions
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Glamorama

3.46 avg rating — 15,245 ratings — published 1998 — 56 editions
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The Informers

3.38 avg rating — 13,327 ratings — published 1994 — 49 editions
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Imperial Bedrooms

3.13 avg rating — 11,329 ratings — published 2010 — 38 editions
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Water from the Sun and Disc...

3.45 avg rating — 303 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Letters from LA

3.69 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 2005
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American Psycho (vol. I)

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June 2010, Bret Easton Ellis
"Some readers will definitely feel betrayed because Less Than Zero, as an artifact, is beloved in a way. People have a lot of strong associations with it...I think a lot of people are expecting Less Than Zero 2: The Party Continues. And that's just not what I felt it would be." ...More

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“...there is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there.”
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

“I had all the characteristics of a human being—flesh, blood, skin, hair—but my depersonalization was so intense, had gone so deep, that my normal ability to feel compassion had been eradicated, the victim of a slow, purposeful erasure. I was simply imitating reality, a rough resemblance of a human being, with only a dim corner of my mind functioning”
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

“All it comes down to is this: I feel like shit but look great.”
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

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