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by Bret Easton ELLIS

  • ISBN: 0330389696
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  • Author: Bret Easton ELLIS
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; First edition (1999)
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • FB2 size: 1708 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 481
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Glamorama is a 1998 novel by American writer Bret Easton Ellis. Glamorama is set in and satirizes the 1990s, specifically celebrity culture and consumerism. Time describes the novel as "a screed against models and celebrity.

Glamorama is a 1998 novel by American writer Bret Easton Ellis. Ellis wanted to write a Stephen King-style ghost story novel, which would eventually become Lunar Park; finding it difficult at the time, he began work on the other novel which he had in mind

Acclaim for Bret Easton Ellis’s. The book succeeds in delivering a creepy sense of dread about our culture

Acclaim for Bret Easton Ellis’s. One of the passing delights of Glamoram. s to imagine how scholars of postmodern fiction will explain it a century hence. The book seems to go insane while you’re reading it, but Ellis doesn’t fear the appearance of chaos. He invents a fresh hell on every page. through all this mayhem, the style remains mysteriously elegant. The book succeeds in delivering a creepy sense of dread about our culture. Glamorama’s contribution to the world may be the motto of its main character, a male model: The better you look, the more you see. As a sum-up of our decade, it’s downright Tom Wolfean.

In his most ambitious and gripping book yet, Bret Easton Ellis takes our celebrity obsessed culture and increases the volume exponentially

In his most ambitious and gripping book yet, Bret Easton Ellis takes our celebrity obsessed culture and increases the volume exponentially. Victor Ward, a model with perfect abs who exists in magazines and gossip columns and whose life resembles an ultra-hip movie, is living with one beautiful model and having an affair with another.

Bret Easton Ellis is my literary hero but I don't really recommend him to anyone. Glamorama- Bret Easton Ellis. t got no money take y. .broke ass home You say: If you ai. This is the only Bret Easton Ellis book with a plot; his longest work so far, and definitely the hardest book in terms of difficulty to read. It's downright disgusting, creepy and ugly. I'm not even denying it, but that's what I normally dig, so it works.t got no money take yo. champagne Livin. my life In the fast lane And. I won’t change For the glamorous Ooh the flossy, flossy.

Bret Easton Ellis is the author of Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, The Informers, Glamorama, Lunar Park, and Imperial Bedrooms. Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, and The Informers have all been made into films.

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Reviews about Glamorama (7):
Victor Ward is beautiful, hangs with beautiful people and does what he pleases. I'm thinking I'm digging into another pop culture laced novel by Bret Easton Ellis. I was wrong. I'm not sure at what point this story crossed over into a surreal trip into insanity. Where the face in the mirror, picture or film is not who you think it is. Ellis uses all his usual narrative tricks, plus a few new ones to transport us along with the characters ride into madness and beyond. Certainly not for the squeamish, but some of Ellis' best writing is at those moments when I so wanted to put the book aside to catch my breath. If you have read Mr. Ellis before read this and be blown away like I was. I have come back to this review to add....even though I have read a couple of books after Glamorama, the plane crash near the end of the novel is still coming to my mind. I wonder how Mr. Ellis is able to put on paper such an incredibly descriptive account of a plane crash. It was so intensely vivid that I could almost see, hear, smell and feel it. Hands down, it is the most raw, white knuckle moment I have had reading....ever.
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Glamorama is funny, suspenseful, violent and jarring. Most importantly, it keeps you guessing. Detractors of Glamorama seem to be made up mostly of people who can’t handle, or are tired of the copious drug use, explicit sex scenes, and graphic violence that Ellis is well known for. If you have read “The Rules of Attraction” and “American Psycho” and enjoyed them, then do not hesitate to purchase Glamorama and start reading it right now. My favorite B.E.E. novel. Enjoy!
Like the review title, I found this novel to be very interesting. I had no idea what was going and then things made sense, broke apart and in a very peculiar way made themselves make sense once again. This a very cool novel. It doesn't bother me that I'm not too familiar with all the celebrities mentioned in the novel (Google Images helps a lot lol)but this is still very good. Bret Easton Ellis admits that he takes a long time to write a novel...for me this was worth the time taken to put all ideas together. Love how major characters from his other novels cross-over like forgettable wallpaper.
This was one of those fascinating books that is hard to put down but unfortunately leaves you frustrated. Arse-kicking ultraviolent terrorist supermodels is an interesting premise but this is really a book about chaos, reality perception, and fiding out who you are. The ending was disapointing and underwhelming and many complain about the violence and pornographic sex but this book is tame compared to Elllis' American Psycho.
Ellis took six years to write this and you can tell that from the tone and direction the book takes through its progress that Ellis himself changed during this period. I commend him for trying something (somewhat) new with this book becuase by the time I finished American Psycho, I was getting a little tired of his plotless formula. Victor Ward as a character is a little base to front a self discovery novel but it Ellis' wit and prose carries the book well enough.
Bottom Line: fans of Ellis should of course pick this up but again I think that Ellis books should be read in order. Those who have read all of his books will be inexplicably drawn to this one as I myself was. Wether Ellis sticks with his typical ambience piece or goes for another linear plot book is fine by me because I am just curious to see what he will do next.
People not familiar with Ellis' works should start with Less Than Zero.
I've enjoyed every one of Ellis' other books. While they have always had vapid characters, I always had the sense that their lack of a center had a purpose: namely, to convey Ellis' outrage at the decline of morality in our society. That sense was totally missing in Glamorama. Instead, I got the impression that Ellis was trying to mock the shallowness of popular culture. The only problem with that approach is (like U2 discovered on its most recent tour) that when an artist tries to make fun of this shallowness, they only expose their own role in perpetuating it.
This book is a major disappointment on all levels. The main character is incredibly unsympathetic. The plot is a mess. And, the writing is definitely below the level that Ellis can perform. To put it simply, having song lyrics as dialogue for the characters is not good writing; it's the writing of someone who thinks they're cleverer than what they are. One can only hope that Glamorama is a one-time stumble for a very talented author.
This book is non-linear and meandering, and the constant name-dropping and brand flashing should be annoying, but it isn't. It's like American Psycho on drugs, and there is something almost musical about the run on sentences and the main characters confusion. It's like a violent rave. Not recommended for anyone who hasn't enjoyed Ellis's previous works. It's insanely violent... if you hadn't already guessed that, this might not be the book for you.
I enjoyed reading this and was sucked in, but I found the ending confusing. The main character was replaced by a double so convincing that even his sister could not tell, which I found hard to believe (even with normal novelistic suspension of disbelief). Someone could achieve the look, perhaps, but not the voice, mannerisms, or shared history. But maybe I wasn't supposed to take it all so literally.
This is an excellent example of the stereotypical world that we live in. Specifically that of the late 1990's, and the celebrity culture that we as a society have come to exist within.

I had to read this for a college course on Modern American Fiction.
It was an excellent read, and I would like to sit and read through it agian, without having to take notes and examine the text, and read it as it was meant to be, as a novel for enjoyment, and as a comtemporary commentary on our society.