[Ebook] Less Than Zero By Bret Easton Ellis – Thegreatwallonline.us

Less Than Zero Set In Los Angeles In The Early 1980 S, This Coolly Mesmerizing Novel Is A Raw, Powerful Portrait Of A Lost Generation Who Have Experienced Sex, Drugs, And Disaffection At Too Early An Age, In A World Shaped By Casual Nihilism, Passivity, And Too Much Money A Place Devoid Of Feeling Or Hope.Clay Comes Home For Christmas Vacation From His Eastern College And Re Enters A Landscape Of Limitless Privilege And Absolute Moral Entropy, Where Everyone Drives Porches, Dines At Spago, And Snorts Mountains Of Cocaine He Tries To Renew Feelings For His Girlfriend, Blair, And For His Best Friend From High School, Julian, Who Is Careering Into Hustling And Heroin Clay S Holiday Turns Into A Dizzying Spiral Of Desperation That Takes Him Through The Relentless Parties In Glitzy Mansions, Seedy Bars, And Underground Rock Clubs And Also Into The Seamy World Of L.A After Dark.

[Ebook] Less Than Zero  By Bret Easton Ellis – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Less Than Zero
  • Bret Easton Ellis
  • English
  • 12 February 2017
  • 0679781498

10 thoughts on “Less Than Zero


  1. says:

    This book seems boring and shallow, and reading it gives me an anesthetized, hollow, detached feeling that I would not describe as entirely pleasant.And yet I cannot seem to stop, and whenever I have to, I become very anxious to return to it as quickly as I can Its appeal is no less powerful for being difficult to pinpoint or explain.This experience reminds me of something, but I m not sure what Oh yeah, I know Bright Lights, Big City Way better, though, so far I love all the characters This book seems boring and shallow, and reading it gives me an anesthetized, hollow, detached feeling that I would not describe as entirely pleasant.And yet I cannot seem to stop, and whenever I have to, ...


  2. says:

    some books are like the face of Justin Long this is a highly punchable face don t you just want to punch that smug look right off of his corny face it is a face born for being stomped into the ground ugh, i hate justin long although i loved him in the last few seconds of Jeepers Creepers, he was perfect for the role of Gutted Horror Victim.i also hate Less Than Zero i blame this book for all of the ennui laden, masturbatory nonsense that was foisted upon the world in the 80s shouldn t Bre some books are like the face of Justin Long this is a highly punchable face don t you just want to punch that smug look right off of his corny face it is a face born for being stomped into the ground ugh, i hate justin long although i loved him in the last few seconds of Jeepers Creepers, he was perfect for the role of Gutted Horror Victim.i also hate Less Than Zero i blame this book for all of the ennui laden, masturbatory nonsense that was foisted upon the world in the 80s shouldn t Bret Easton Ellis be in jail for th...


  3. says:

    Last year I spent a few months as an intern for a major national arts publication, which shall remain nameless because that makes me look cooler than if I just blurted it out I had a few regular duties at this unpaid gig, the primary one being transcription of interviews You might think that transcribing is drudgery, and in a sense it is But if the interview subject was interesting and, given this publication s bent and cachet, most of the subjects were interesting it provided a rare glimps Last year I spent a few months as an intern for a major national arts publication, which shall remain nameless because that makes me look cooler than if I just blurted it out I had a few regular duties at this unpaid gig, the primary one being transcription of interviews You might think that transc...


  4. says:

    Unloved rich kids in 80s L.A desperately try to feel something It s depressing and disheartening, but worth it if you can stomach the apathy and hedonism It s pretty awful at times the events of the book.


  5. says:

    Rich kids doing drugs Ugh.Actually, my view of this book was kind of distorted by this man I used to work with at this coffee shop.He was a huge fan if this author And he was also a writer himself published in Hustler He was in his 40 s and still trying to break out He had a son that was autistic and had tons of medical bills but because he still wanted to be a struggling artist his family had to suffer.So, he gives me the manuscript of one of his books that was rejected by several publi Rich kids doing drugs Ugh.Actually, my view of this book was kind of distorted by this man I used to work with at this coffee shop.He was a huge fan if this author And he was also a writer himself published in Hustler He was in his 40 s and still trying to break out He had a son that was autistic and had tons of medical bills but because he still wanted to be a struggling artist his family had to suffer.So, he gives me the manuscript of one of his books that was rejected by several publishers because, as he stated, It was too cutting edge.It was is a super bad versio...


  6. says:

    This novel irritated me but at the same time I couldn t take my hands off it I so clearly recognized the hardened apathy reflected in the eyes of Clay He is a young man immobile, paralyzed by indecision, slowly rotting as he waits for whatever doom comes his way His problem is not that he doesn t know what he wants, but rather the ability to want has been lost in him His circumstances, which usually is being driven by the person, is rather moving of its own accord, and he is aboard not steer This novel irritated me but at the same time I couldn t take my hands off it I so clearly recognized the hardened apathy reflected in the eyes of Clay He is a young man immobile, paralyzed by indecision, slowly rotting as he waits for whatever doom comes his way His problem is not that he doesn t know what he wants, but rather the ability to want has been lost in him His circumstances, which usually is being driven by the person, is rather moving of its own accord, and he is aboard not steering but watching indifferently as his fate is sealed without any resistance from him which could have prevented the crash he might be moving towar...


  7. says:

    Reading this book is almost a painful exercise Everyone is drugged up, f ed up and nobody cares about anything other than getting high and wasted Everyone is literally sleeping with everyone Many meaningless sexual encounters where morals are left by the highway The 80 s were really about living the excess lifestyle and no placethan L.A where this book centres around The book is one painfully awful situation after another, a lot of aimless wanderings, with lots of bad pointless dial Reading this book is almost a painful exercise Everyone is drugged up, f ed up and nobody cares about anything other than getting high and wasted Everyone is literally sleeping with everyone Many meaningless sexual encounters where morals are left by the highway The 80 s were really about living the exces...


  8. says:

    Why should I care about Bret Easton Ellis characters if he doesn t care about them The aptly titled Less Than Zero didn t bother to go into the character s inner dialogue anythan it bothered to show a character that anyone might care about Sure, the things they do random sex, drug abuse, etc make great fodder for fiction, but if there s no counterweight of compassion, what do I care if they fuck up their lives I get it they re emotionally vacant and aimless because of the environment Why should I care about Bret Easton Ellis characters if he doesn t care about them The aptly titled Less Than Zero didn t bother to go into the character s inner dialogue anythan it bothered to show a character that anyone might care about Sure, the things they do random sex, drug abuse, etc make great fodder for fiction, but if there s no counterweight of compassion, what do I care if they fuck up their lives I get it they re emotionally vacant and aimless because of the environment they grew up in, and that is reflected by the deadpan delivery of the writing I get the point, over and over again And then he goes ahead and makes the point again But I m not interested in emotionally vacant writing Sex slaves, underage girls, cheating, cocaine abuse, and crime it can only carry itself so far, and the shock value wears off quickly I was taught in a fiction class that emotionally numb characters are not interesting ones I wish someone would ve shared this with the emo...


  9. says:

    Books of this nature age well with me I keep thinking about what happened, what Ellis might have meant I find it fascinating what people walk away with from this and American Psycho It seems rather obvious to me that this book is not just about spoiled rich drug addicts wasting away while taking some of their world with them The characters actions,specifically their lack of action, says so much for the state of the times in this book, for LA, for American culture, all of which I find Books of this nature age well with me I keep thinking about what happened, what Ellis might have meant I find it fascinating what people walk away with from this and American Psycho It seems rather obvious to me that this book is not just about spoiled rich drug addicts wasting away while taking some of their world with them The characters actions,specifically their lack of action, says so much for the state of the times in this book, for LA, for American culture, all of which I find maybe evenrelevant today The fact that people can walk away from this book thinking it is only about drugs, that they did not get it , or they thought it pointless, just makes me sad Ellis is an extremely talented writer His writing is deceptive and layered The best way for me...


  10. says:

    Another empty novel about emptiness, oh joy I read this because friends were always like, You ve never read Bret Easton Ellis Whaaaaat But now I have and we never have to talk about it again Yay.

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