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Bret Easton Ellis

Autor(a) de American Psycho

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About the Author

Bret Easton Ellis was born in Los Angeles, California on March 7, 1964. He attended Bennington College. In 1985, at the age of 23, his first novel, Less Than Zero, was published. His other works include The Rules of Attraction (1987), The Informers (1994), Glamorama (1998), Lunar Park (2005), and mostrar mais Imperial Bedrooms (2010). His most controversial book was American Psycho, a book for which he received an advance in the amount of $300,000 from Simon and Schuster, who then refused to publish the book while under attack from women's groups in regards to the content of the book. It was later made into a feature film. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Bret Easton Ellis photographed in 2000 by Henry Bond.


Obras por Bret Easton Ellis

American Psycho (1991) 13,842 exemplares
Less Than Zero (1985) 5,771 exemplares
The Rules of Attraction (1987) 3,576 exemplares
Glamorama (1998) 3,251 exemplares
Lunar Park (2005) 2,991 exemplares
The Informers (1994) 2,012 exemplares
Imperial Bedrooms (2010) 1,198 exemplares
The Shards (2022) 398 exemplares
White (2019) 254 exemplares
Less Than Zero [1987 film] (1987) — Writer — 44 exemplares
Letters from LA (2006) 18 exemplares
The Informers [2008 fillm] (2009) — screenplay — 13 exemplares
Alex Israel Bret Easton Ellis (2017) — Narratives — 8 exemplares
The Canyons [2013 film] (2013) — Writer — 6 exemplares

Associated Works

American Psycho [2000 film] (2000) — Original book — 296 exemplares
Granta 47: Losers (1994) — Contribuidor — 128 exemplares
The Granta Book of the Family (1995) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
After Yesterday's Crash: The Avant-Pop Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
The Paris Review 200 2012 Spring (2012) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Reasons to Believe: New Voices in American Fiction (1988) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
American Psycho: Original 2013 London Cast Recording (2013) — Original book — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Bret Easton Ellis advice wanted em 1001 Books to read before you die (Agosto 2008)


Assolutamente da leggere. Molte le assonanze con la Tartt (ambientazione, romanzo di formazione) e Stephen King (richiami a canzoni e automobili).
Claudy73 | 14 outras críticas | Mar 29, 2024 |
This is one of the most fascinating books I've read. It is also the most appalling thing I have ever read. As such, while I would readily recommend this book, I feel that under no good conscience could I actually do so.

If you've seen the 2000 film, that will give some idea of what to expect, but the film only touches the surface of what is in the book. Less a story than a continuing mental narrative of a rich Wall Street business man who approaches his exterior with exacting attention to detail while his interior barely passes for human. What starts with meticulous listings of what people are dressed in via style, material, and brand name is intruded upon by increasing graphic descriptions of violence as the narrative becomes more unhinged. "See me" he seems to plead, but no one does.

I am in no way surprised this book is so controversial, but I also believe that it's a powerful critique of what occupies our attention in society.
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WeeTurtle | 288 outras críticas | Mar 29, 2024 |
Om zijn oppervlakkige leven nog enige inhoud te geven komt een jongeman tot steeds gruwelijker daden
huizenga | 288 outras críticas | Jan 29, 2024 |
as if this book couldn't get more disappointing, timothy price is revealed as blond and blue-eyed.
blueshorts | 18 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |


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