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Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis
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Oct 27, 07

bookshelves: horror, thriller
Read in July, 2007

Didn't like Ellis' famous American Psycho one bit. I found it ridiculously boring and "oh let's see how gross we can make an essentially crappy book"...

But this book is brilliant! Now I understand why Ellis is so celebrated, and if he continues down this road I will be the first to run out and purchase his books in the future:-)

A brilliant, sharply intelligent satire of how rich people live (in the US) and how their kids are drugged for conveniency (often happening in reality, rumor has it), it is also a strange hybrid novel between a horror/ghost story, Ellis' personal biography (he is the star of this book, being the narrator) and a gripping story about a lost man trying to find a way in a world he doesn't understand; on one hand still struggling to come to terms with his own, estranged father and trying to find a way to break through a similar estrangement with his own son...

A "literary" book that is equally plot driven doesn't come better.

Oh, and, yes, infamous Patrick Bateman is inhere too;-)

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