Sunday, 11 July 2010

Bret Easton Ellis

What goes around, comes around. When Bret Easton Ellis wrote his disturbing cult classic, Less Than Zero, he was just 21. A shade over two decades later and, like the characters of his debut, who return for his hotly anticipated sequel Imperial Bedrooms, (free pub quiz ammunition: both of which are also the titles of Elvis Costello tracks), he’s all growed up. And, even if you’ve only seen the movie adaptations of his novels – like Rules of Attraction and American Psycho – you can hazard a guess that he’s done some pretty exciting growing up. Controversy abounds and whole novels written under the influence cement his place as one of the most interesting novelists of our generation. And if his thoughts are powerful on paper, just imagine what they’ll be like live and in the flesh...

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