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Glamorama By Bret Easton Ellis Glamorama The author of American Psycho and Less Than Zero continues to shock and haunt us with his incisive and brilliant dissection of the modern world In his most ambitious and gripping book yet Bret Easton

  • Title: Glamorama
  • Author: Bret Easton Ellis
  • ISBN: 9780375703843
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Paperback
  • Glamorama By Bret Easton Ellis The author of American Psycho and Less Than Zero continues to shock and haunt us with his incisive and brilliant dissection of the modern world.In his most ambitious and gripping book yet, Bret Easton Ellis takes our celebrity obsessed culture and increases the volume exponentially Set in 90s Manhattan, Victor Ward, a model with perfect abs and all the right friends, is sThe author of American Psycho and Less Than Zero continues to shock and haunt us with his incisive and brilliant dissection of the modern world.In his most ambitious and gripping book yet, Bret Easton Ellis takes our celebrity obsessed culture and increases the volume exponentially Set in 90s Manhattan, Victor Ward, a model with perfect abs and all the right friends, is seen and photographed everywhere, even in places he hasn t been and with people he doesn t know He s living with one beautiful model and having an affair with another onthe eve of opening the trendiest nightclub in New York City history.And now it s time to move to the next stage But the future he gets is not the one he had in mind With the same deft satire and savage wit he has brought to his other fiction, Bret Ellis gets beyond the facade and introduces us, unsparingly, to what we always feared was behind it Glamorama shows us a shadowy looking glass reality, the juncture where fame and fashion and terror and mayhem meet and then begin to resemble the familiar surface of our lives.
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    1. Bret Easton Ellis

      Bret Easton Ellis is an American author He is considered to be one of the major Generation X authors and was regarded as one of the so called literary Brat Pack, which also included Tama Janowitz and Jay McInerney He has called himself a moralist, although he has often been pegged as a nihilist His characters are young, generally vacuous people, who are aware of their depravity but choose to enjoy it The novels are also linked by common, recurring characters, and dystopic locales such as Los Angeles and New York.

    856 thoughts on “Glamorama”

    1. Pure disgust for humanity, in every single sentence.Might be true, in certain ways, might be well written, but it made me feel subhuman and aggressively angry for weeks I do not see any point in immersing oneself in this kind of violent, sex driven hate relationships, based on a primitive animal instinct to mate and kill.I have read many dark accounts of humankind s degeneration, but this is just filth And a desire to shock an audience that has heard, seen and read it all, and thus needs brutal [...]


    2. Cover Story Fashion Models and B class celebrities turned International Terrorists Or Wait Do these plastic explosives match my Armani Call the camera crew We have to go back to wardrobe Reset the timer And.where s my Zanex OMG ummmm yawn This isn t World Weekly News, but a novel that didn t know where or how exactly to end And I m shocked really, because I adore Bret Easton Ellis I also secretly enjoy World Weekly News, which could arguably, at times, be a better read than this novel Maybe he c [...]


    3. Hi Leo Hi Leo Are you seriously gonna do this Yeah I ve got a friend who will likely read this whom I m hoping will find it funny that I ve done this ahahahah What have you been reading Leo Stop saying my name It s creepy I actually tried another Bret Easton Ellis book thinking I d enjoy it Wanted to give the guy another chance Hah Not content with people taking advantage of your meekness IRL, you re now extending the courtesy to books It s too easy for you to dislike me, man You know too much I [...]


    4. How to put this GLAMORAMA is many many things GLAMORAMA is one very very long novel GLAMORAMA is one of those books you ll probably find on a 500 level English MA course GLAMORAMA is not easy to read and GLAMORAMA is something of a work of genius Now, it may not be as lengthy as say, Adam Levin s THE INSTRUCTIONS or Don DeLillo s UNDERWORLD but GLAMORAMA has so much going on behind the scenes and so much that is ultimately left unexplained to the reader and features so many different characters [...]


    5. What Did we end up hating each other Did we end up the way we thought we always knew would Did I end up wearing khakis because of that fucking ad This quote sums up what the rest of the book is about, but don t take my word for it because I have no idea what this book is about The brief summary is it s about beautiful people with some celebrity status being careless with their lives and then are surprised when nothing turns out the way they d hoped There s also something about a convoluted inter [...]


    6. I read this book like eleven years ago, or maybe it was twelve, or inevitably even longer in the future I don t remember much about it I remember taking it out of the library, it was in the new release section, so I only had ten days to read the book I then remember reading part of it sitting at the counter of a coffee shop that would be soon banning me from being their customer, but that has nothing to do with the book I do remember that the part of the book which I remember reading at the abov [...]


    7. Glamorama is a twisted, disgusting, brilliant parody of all that was the early 1990s This book is Valley of the Dolls meets Naked Lunch meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets James Bond Don t think the combination is possible Think again Ellis demonstrates a superb understanding of cultural critique and is creative enough to satirize with seriousness and hilarity simultaneously If you can get through the first two hundred or so pages of idiotic dialogue another stroke of narrative brilliance [...]


    8. if you were to ask my what my favorite work of fiction was, on most days, I would respond with Glamorama Celebrity fashion models become terrorists Photographs and appearances in the gossip columns of the worlds major newspapers begin to replace reality Sex and drugs are consumed in mass quantities Bombs go off Celebrities die horrific deaths, told in a cold, obsessively detailed manner There is a chapter long description of an passanger airlplane explosion that I now, unfortunately, think of ev [...]


    9. I might actually have liked this one than American Psycho, now that I think about it It s actually kind of a 90 s version of what AP was to the 80 s, a sort of indictment celebration of materialistic consumer culture, at least at the begining Featuring a main character just as vapid as Patrick Bateman, Victor Ward is a male model who spends the first 200 pages going to night clubs and hanging with tons of equally vacant celebrities Ellis s style makes this all pretty funny, but then the book ta [...]


    10. Oh my god, somebody help me I m a prisoner in a book that s a cross between Party Monster , Project Runway and every annoying E Network program that pretends it s not gay but is so gay even Logo won t touch it Smarmy and irritating to the point where the satire has to be justified in your mind just to get through this mind rot I ve read comic books with culture than this trash Spamorama.


    11. March 29 You know it s a bad sign when you continue reading a book purely to figure out how best to describe what s wrong with it Someone once said that writing a bad review of a novel is like destroying an ice cream cone with a sledgehammer And generally I agree with that But books that are glaringly dedicated to nothing but the machinery of commerce are begging to be smashed Such a book is Glamorama I don t mind the content which a relentlessly dull litany of petty pretty people and their pett [...]


    12. Some feminist critic I think it was Kate Millet once criticized John Updike for being a penis with a thesaurus.This is a pretty devastating critique, I think Not because it s so dead on accurate as much as it s catchy, funny, easy to remember and makes its point with elegant precision It s most likely totally wrong and unfair and such I haven t read much Updike, to be honest but that also makes it kind of awesome in a sniping, political cartoon kind of way Taking a page from this person I m pret [...]


    13. I remember that I had to quit in the middle of this book because it felt like the world was collapsing in on itself And literally, Glamorama does It is so dense, that just like a black hole, it sucks everything in, even gravity.It is the story of Victor post Camden, now a high profile model celebutante This is the reason why I picked it up I love how B.E.E makes for creating a whole new world for his characters The novel is half espionage and half drug induced If you want to escape into another [...]


    14. the book that might have preceded zoolander is a tour de force about the banalities of the 90 s, much like American Psycho was to the 80 s, along with cameos from Patrick Bateman, Ben Stiller, and Christian Bale, this book hums along at a crazy pace, leaving no possible ambiguity due to the ending as opposed to American Psycho Written in 1996, it s interesting to see that 2000 s movie version of American Psycho stars Christian Bale Interesting turn of events, that.


    15. Reviewed in 1999 Bret Easton Ellis s literary voice emerged fully formed in his first novel, Less Than Zero, published to acclaim in 1985 when he was 20 years old and still a student at Bennington College In stark minimalist prose Ellis chronicled the desultory world of wealthy L A teenagers living a hollow existence of drugs, soulless sex, casual violence, and consumer extravagance Comparisons to F Scott Fitzgerald and a latter day lost generation were drowned out by the derisive label of brat [...]


    16. Contains Some Spoilers Victor Ward aka Victor Johnson is a male model living in Nineteen nineties Manhattan Victor is a vapid, soulless character, devoid of meaningful content, obsessed by celebrity culture and living an existence that revolves around social connections and physical appearance, abdominals being a particular obsession.Prior to moving to New York, Victor attended the illustrious Camden College, which is evidently a haunt of the elite with many of Camden s former students residing [...]


    17. After finishing this book I went to bed and stared at the ceiling for ages just like What the f k Glamorama is not only a satire of the film modelling agency and celebrity culture, but also explores the threats of terrorism and surveillance The first third paints a bleak portrait of the 90s high life Victor Ward is a model, unsympathetic and shallow but represents everything about 90s minimalism and desensitisation The importance rests on celebrity names the only important this is where you are [...]


    18. Although Ellis follows his familiar intriguing style, I found myself loving and loathing this book at the same time There were times I just wanted to finish so that I could be done and others when I genuinely wanted to finish the story Following the young, rich, and hip for way too long, this book seems to offer too many details some of them make sense later, others just seem like a way to add pop culture references I found myself skimming over paragraphs that seemed to be placed just to shock.O [...]


    19. I have read this book many times and of course the first time through, much like with Imperial Bedrooms, I felt overwhelmed Mr Ellis is the most gifted writer I have read His attention to detail borderlines on obsessive compulsive and yet he spins it all in such a way that I felt mesmerized I cannot recommend his work enough However, there are many who probably won t be able to handle his brutal honesty Sadly, they will miss out The deeper the cut, the it bleeds I appreciate anyone who isn t af [...]


    20. I m a big fan of Ellis, and at first was fairly nonplussed by this one Soon enough, though, I was entirely sucked in and not just because of the chapter long threesome scene, upon which my friend had recommended this to me That I actually found rather unnecessary, if well done But I digress.After I finished, I found myself for days afterwards thinking in the frenetic staccato tone of the narrator, which is as good an indicator as any that this book is pretty kickass.



    21. This book is so tiresome It drones on and on.Where do I even begin with this book It s really not worth me spending too much time on, however, I want revenge on this book It s not fair that I wasted so much time on it Life is too short It s really long about 540 pages and the first 337 pages are so terrible I wanted to put it down after page 60, but I was reading this with a book club, so I decided to attempt to stick with it It only got worse and worse and boring and pointless and my hatred f [...]


    22. My personal favorite of Ellis s works.I had a good time with the symbolism in the book though some of it is still somewhat confusing , the shallowness of the characters, etcetera My only beef with the book is that it should have ended at a point before the actual ending It wrapped up nicely, Bret, why did you have to go and add Like pretty much everything written by Bret Easton Ellis, it s not for everyone.


    23. This could be my new favorite BEE novel, I may have to give Lunar Park another read before I can say for sure though Yeah, it took a little bit to really get going, but once it did I was sucked in.


    24. Motto Cu c t ar i mai bine,cu at t vezi mai multe Glamorama Bret Easton Ellis If you aint got no money take yo broke ass homeYou say If you aint got no money take yo broke ass homeG L A M O R O U S, yeahG L A M O R O U SWe flying first classUp in the skyPoppin champagneLivin my lifeIn the fast laneAnd I won t changeFor the glamorousOoh the flossy, flossy Fergie What have I becomeMy sweetest friendEveryone I knowgoes awayIn the endAnd you could have it allMy empire of dirtI will let you downI wil [...]


    25. Okay, I m just beginning the part of the book where the action truly begins But I think I have to stop.And it s not because it s boring, or shallow, or intensely materialistic I ve actually been kind of digging that stuff the celebrity name lists, the hilariously shallow conversations, the utter stupidity of Victor as he moves from fuck to dangerous fuck I honestly am not sure I can finish reading the book without being sucked into this FUCKED UP SHIT Please, please, excuse my french, but I don [...]


    26. A guy I know, Cliff, and I were at the Trolley Stop knocking back some nasty dollar drafts and talking about obscure noize music Black Dice is okay, but Daughters blow their shit out of the water , when we somehow got on the subject of school and our English degrees, and he brought up books and specifically Bret Easton Ellis I loved American Psycho, but Glamorama just didn t hit it for me, you know I told him Ugh You re kidding me He held his head with his free hand and made a sudden arm movemen [...]


    27. I didn t think this was a successful novel but it has ideas about celebrity and spectacle that are of this moment and interesting I m not sure that what he s trying to say about those things is coherent Those ideas ultimately feel underdeveloped because he s determined that the novel must also be about his signatures The graphic violence that I find disgusting and unbelievable as well as the graphic superficiality that I find disgusting and believable And the brands So many brands Maybe the nove [...]


    28. This is the worst book I have ever read from cover to cover I will never read another Bret Easton Ellis book again I m sure he s heartbroken.



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