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In "The Rules of Attraction", Bret Easton Ellis trains his incisive gaze on the kids at self-consciously bohemian Camden College, a small, affluent liberal-arts college in New England at the height of the Reagan 80s. He treats their sexual posturings and agonies with a mixture of acrid hilarity and compassion while exposing the moral vacuum at the centre of their lives. Racing from Thirsty Thursday Happy Hours to Dressed To Get Screwed parties to drinks at The Edge of the World, this is a poignant take on the death of romance. "Inspired. A wonderfully comic novel." - Gore Vidal. "Compelling...sympathetic to his "lost generation" the way only Fitzgerald was about his." - "Vanity Fair." "One of the primary inside sources in upper-middle-class America's continuing investigation of what has happened to its children." - "New York Times." "Ellis has always been regarded as the bad boy of contemporary American letters." - Douglas Kennedy. "A tour of the heart of darkness, a moral armageddon." - "The Times."
Another winner by Ellis. I loved the journal format, really kept me reading. The characters were great, just as empty and superficial as all the so called "friends" I've... Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2013 by Violet
As with all of Ellis' books, save for American Psycho, 'The Rules of Attraction' is filled with good and interesting writing (stream of consciousness this time around)and little to... Read morePublished on Dec 14 2007 by Benjamin Anderson
this book isn't for everybody but I thought it was awesome. ROA does a great job of showing life from the point of view of everyone involved just like in real life. Read morePublished on July 10 2004 by Michael Allen Miller
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Following in the footsteps of 'Less Than Zero', Ellis brings us to another dark area, college. Read more
This book is good, for an undergrad. You can plainly see when you read Ellis' later work the progress that he made. It does have traces of feeling, but it's a bit strained. Read morePublished on May 11 2004 by Rich
The first book i read by Bret Easton Ellis was American Psycho, although shocked by the violence, i loved his dark humour. Read morePublished on April 27 2004