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Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis
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Apr 19, 2010

it was amazing
Read in January, 2010 — I own a copy , read count: 1

so good.

it took 300 pages for me to really enjoy victors character. loved ellis's tangents of ultra violence and pornographic play-by-play.

The novel is strategically misleading in a BEE fashion.

Connections are made and conclusions come to the readers understanding that explain a number of unanswered, series of events; Ellis took his time with this one (roughly 500 pages, if I remember correctly) and it shows through the stories setting changes that push the story along in both chapters and sections.

The books chapters are varied in context and length and are randomly titled with numbers. I have yet to do any research on the significance of the numbers themselves, let alone the significance of their order. Meaningful or not, this innovative technique is manipulative and metaphorical (in my opinion) for the way Victor Ward's mind and emotions are displayed through out the story.

Ellis (as in all of his books) involves a lot of drug and alcohol use, including: Zanax/klonopin, weed, heroin, ecstasy, cocaine... A factor that I personally love because Ellis is so damn good at transforming his words to maintain the voice and backbone of the character while using sensory modality to make you feel as if you were high yourself.

Overall, I recently read this on vacation and couldn't put it down.

Personally, I suggest introducing yourself to Ellis by first reading Less Than Zero.

Great american author.
Great use of brand names (in most particularly-- American Psycho.)

Only (-) was the choice of graphic/art for the paperback cover.

and im done.

also contains a D!$$Ap3R HeRE moment. radical.

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