Search Results: "Bret Easton Ellis"


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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A glittering, accomplished, but rather callow tale of a latter-day Lost Generation."
How empty can the lives of young, rich, beautiful people be? Find out in this jaundiced novel of contemporary mores. Read full book review >

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BRET EASTON ELLIS AND THE OTHER DOGS by Lina Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2016

"A poetic, unsentimental drama that offers a meditation on love in all its disparate forms."
A young woman living in the slums of Barcelona quietly observes the aftermath of a famous writer's interventions. Read full book review >

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GLAMORAMA by Bret Easton Ellis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"Brain candy for the Vanity Fair set."
The latest descent into the belly of the beast from Ellis (The Informers, 1994, etc.), who shows a surprising stamina for this sort of thing. Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF ATTRACTION by Bret Easton Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1987

"Without an authorial voice of any kind, it's difficult to blame Ellis himself for the shaky grammar and inept prose, but it does make you wonder."
Having yawned at hyper-decadent L.A. in Less Than Zero (1985), Ellis here seems just as bored with the ultra-hip rich kids wasting time by getting wasted at super-chic Camden College (read: Bennington) in chilled-out New England. Read full book review >

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LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Even his harshest critics may now have to acknowledge that this versatile, resourceful writer has formidable skills."
For his fifth and most enjoyable novel, Ellis has found the perfect anti-hero: himself. Read full book review >

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THE INFORMERS by Bret Easton Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 1994

"Who cares, Bret?"
Ellis (American Psycho, not reviewed, etc.) beats a dead horse in yet another self-consciously cool look at wealthy Los Angelenos taking drugs and having meaningless sex in the '80s. Read full book review >

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IMPERIAL BEDROOMS by Bret Easton Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2010

"Don't hold your breath for act three."
A sequel to Less Than Zero (1985). Read full book review >

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LESS THAN ZERO by Bret Easton Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1985

"In sum: a flat Cook's tour of kiddie-depravity in Lotusland—with a pounding beat, no zing, and only some marginal voyeur-interest for the insatiably curious."
The over-familiar emptiness and super-decadence of L.A.—witnessed, this time around, by a very young semi-outsider. Read full book review >

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ENCOUNTER AT EASTON by Avi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1980

Robert Linnly and Elizabeth Mawes, the boy and girl runaways aided by orphan Peter York in Night Journeys (1979), continue their flight in this crisp chronicle, which is presented as testimony by a number of those involved in the story. Read full book review >

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AN ELLIS ISLAND CHRISTMAS by Maxinne Rhea Leighton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, authentic details plus Nolan's misty, rather somber paintings capture the period—especially the Ellis Island site—with grace and care. (Young reader/Picture book. 5- 9)"
A first-time author re-creates her father's experience of coming to America early in this century with his family. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Suggestions for further reading include titles for both adults and children. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
With the handsome treatment readers have come to expect, Bial presents the history of the New York Harbor immigration station that processed a good half of the immigrants coming to America between 1892 and 1924. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Interesting, but too long and too dry."
A thoroughly researched but dull treatise showing the significant impact of sports on the great American-Jewish pastime of assimilation. Read full book review >