The basis of the major motion picture starring Billy Bob Thornton, KimBasinger and Mickey Rourke, The Informers is a seductive and chillingly. The Informers. Bret Easton Ellis, Author, Gary Fisketjon, Editor Knopf Publishing Group $22 (p) ISBN In this incisive collection of stories, Bret Easton Ellis returns to the moral badlands of s Los Angeles.

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One can’t convey Epicurean nihilism or suicidal hedonism in a way that engages a reader unless there is vret soldier’s discipline in the author to not write in either of those ways.

For the US film based on this collection, see The Informers film. The Rules of Attraction Writer.

Each chapter is from exston different first person point of view and involves one or more characters from other chapters. Yet she seems pretty unaffected when he is found dead possibly murdered and mentions it in passing as a minor detail.

This one occurs early on in the collection, and was probably the place easron hooked me: Better than that, for the familiar reader, but probably not for the unfamiliar reader, we’ve got what seems to be a camera array of morally bankrupt characters instead of Less Than Invormers focused camera man.

American Psycho is one of my favourite novels, it’s misinterpreted as a horrible, disturbing, empty and pointless novel. Jamie is a sexist, racist young playboy fond of making jokes about Ethiopians.

Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. The El,is Chronicle called it a post-modern Winesburg, Ohio which for those of you in the same unknowledgable boat as me, means a novel told in short story form. The latest, Griffin, clashes with the narrator by drinking all of his beer, exacerbating the already tense situation.


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At the end of the chapter, she leaves Los Angeles giving the reader the impression that she travelled there but then decided not to stay, instead planning to return by train to Camden College. This novel is a chronicle of their voices. Dec 20, Trevor Pearson rated it liked it Shelves: I sent most of each chapter trying to remember how each person was connected to previous stories and then I realized it just should not be that hard.


What you can’t help but recognize eastin the fear to feel, the friendship by association and expectation, and the questioning of if anyone really likes one another? The letters span from September to January and decrease in frequency.

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After this she rllis with her daughter Susan who mentions Blair. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The trio flee into the desert, where Peter reminds Tommy that the child’s death is on his hands, and not Peter’s.

He deserves more credit, everything in this novel has a point, despite it’s nihilistic themes.

Dec 05, Josef rated it did not like it. The Informers is set in various cities in California in eklis ‘s but Infoormers Angeles is the elliis playground. There were some great descriptions and maybe one chapter that pulled some emotional strings for me, but overall it was hard Decent, but my least favorite BEE books so far. One morning Graham goes downstairs to discover that a hostage situation is unfolding across the street involving numerous police officers; Graham dismissively watches it unfold along with the doorman, who wants to be introduced to Martin so that he can get into music videos.


Audible Download Audio Books. The comparison is largely meaningless because American Psycho is so far off the scale of brilliant wrongness that there is no scale capable of measuring it accurately.

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Later he has lunch with Christie, who tells him that a friend of theirs has been found dead in Mexico, severely mutilated and drained of blood. Think Crash the movie but with shallow characters.

Check it out if you enjoyed the book. Eastkn no doubt now thinks that things have gone so sour that satire is of no use.

Cute, blond, cheerleader, elljs SATS, nothing too great. His reflection on the dark, cold humour, and grotesque of unlikable characters is something he does probably better than anybody else.

The father dies in a plane crash and a young girl comes home from school back east.