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Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis
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Jul 19, 10

bookshelves: 2010
Recommended for: Amanda Bynes, to prepare for her big comeback role as Rain Turner

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 "Späder-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 Denver When You're Dead" would be...be just silly...I suggest future editions of IB be retitled "My Shit's Fucked Up" (from the WZ album Life'll Kill Ya).

Since Clay is, y'know, such an excitable boy.
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message 1: by Misha (new)

Misha I hope you kept the previous "review" about people growing old in L.A. intact someplace.


Laurie I love that you're recommending this to Amanda Bynes. Good thing she came out of "retirement".


Hezza H Brilliant.


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