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In Glamorama, Bret Easton Ellis shows us a shadowy looking glass world, the juncture where fame and fashion, terror and mayhem meet and then begin to resemble the familiar surface of our lives The centre of the world s 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 On the eve of opening the trendiest nightclub in New York history, he s living with one beautiful model and having an affair with another Now it s time to move to the next stage But the future he gets is not the one he had in mind


8 thoughts on “Glamorama

  1. F F says:

    Among my faves ever.


  2. Marvy B Marvy B says:

    As far as I m concerned, this book is quintessential Bret Easton Ellis, alongside Less Than Zero.Though dedicated and engrossing, the book takes several hard swerves, unflinchingly.It s easy to perceive this book as shallow, and somewhat lacking in substance for empathy, but I believe that this is generally the author s intention Victor is not likeable, though I do believe he is made personable as the book continues.I am extremely reluctant to reveal anything about the book I will advise, I did not particularly enjoy the book until I was somewhere around the 100 page mark, but I will emphatically suggest that it is worth the patience.


  3. PJ Sturdee PJ Sturdee says:

    Though there were times during the reading of this when I literally didn t have a scooby what was going on, I really enjoyed it I just read it as a thriller, well that and the tale of a man losing his marbles, rather than any great comment on the 90s, so I might have missed something but I don t think so.


  4. marketing-sales.co Customer marketing-sales.co Customer says:

    Fantastic read


  5. marketing-sales.co Customer marketing-sales.co Customer says:

    he only wrote one good book that ive read so just read american psycho twice although i imagine rules of attraction would be good the film is


  6. wright wright says:

    Have read all but one by Brett easton ellis American psycho by far my favourite In all honesty this book completely lost me I had no clue of what was going on, then all of a sudden, something mad happens which has a pleasant twist Is it a constant set or is there an element of real life odd.


  7. GJ GJ says:

    Glamorama expertly captures the vapidity of celebdom in Ellis trademark, frequently stomach churning, style Unfortunately the intoxicating fluidity of his prose was so overwhelmed by self indulgent affects and loose ends that it became difficult to separate the work from the style over substance attitude it satirises It left me feeling seduced and impressed, but ultimately dissatisfied Actually, maybe that s the point.


  8. marketing-sales.co Customer marketing-sales.co Customer says:

    As disturbing as it is engrossing, Glamorama read just as well on its second reading almost 15 years after its first Is still stands up as a testament to the vacuous decade which gave birth to the reality show horrors of today