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A cult classic, adapted into a film starring Christian Bale. Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?Patrick Bateman has it all: good looks, youth, charm, a job on Wall Street, reservations at every new restaurant in town and a line of girls around the block. He is also a psychopath. A man addicted to his superficial, perfect life, he pulls us into a dark underworld where the American Dream becomes a nightmare . . . With an introduction by Irvine Welsh, Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time. A multimillion-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic, it is a violent black comedy about the darkest side of human nature.
Forfatteren til American Psycho er endelig tilbage, 13 år efter sin sidste roman!Syttenårige Bret går på den eksklusive high school Buckley i Los Angeles og lever et udsvævende liv sammen med sin faste kreds af overklassevenner. En dag begynder en ny elev med en mystisk fortid på skolen. Han hedder Robert Mallory, og Bret bliver besat af ham og den forbindelse han mener der er mellem Robert og seriemorderen The Trawler som har dræbt og lemlæstet flere teenagepiger i byen.Stoffer, undertrykt seksualitet og seriemorderens syge leg driver Bret ind i en spiral af paranoia og isolation der truer med at sende ham ud over vanviddets kant.Bret Easton Ellis har skrevet seks romaner, bl.a. American Psycho og Under nul. Hans bøgerer oversat til 32 sprog.
In 1985, Bret Easton Ellis shocked, stunned and disturbed with his debut novel, Less Than Zero. Published when he was just twenty-one, this extraordinary and instantly infamous work has done more than simply define a genre, it has become a rare thing: a cult classic and a timeless embodiment of the zeitgeist. It continues to be a landmark in the lives of successive generations of readers across the globe. Filled with relentless drinking in seamy bars and glamorous nightclubs, wild, drug-fuelled parties, and dispassionate sexual encounters, Less Than Zero - narrated by Clay, an eighteen-year-old student returning home to Los Angeles for Christmas - is a fierce coming-of-age story, justifiably celebrated for its unflinching depiction of hedonistic youth, its brutal portrayal of the inexorable consequences of such moral depravity, and its author's refusal to condone or chastise such behaviour.
A sensational new novel from the bestselling author of Less Than Zero and American Psycho that tracks a group of privileged Los Angeles high school friends as a serial killer strikes across the city. His first novel in 12 years, The Shards is Bret Easton Ellis at his inimitable best.
The modern classic,the basis ofa Broadway musical, and major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny, Jared Leto, and Reese Witherspoon, and directed by Mary Harron.In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.
Bret Easton Ellis's first work of non-fiction is an incendiary polemic about what is going on in the world right now -guaranteed to entertain, surprise and provoke.
He became a bestselling novelist while still in college, immediately famous and wealthy. He watched his insufferable father reduced to a bag of ashes in a safety-deposit box. He was lost in a haze of booze, drugs and vilification. Then he was given a second chance. This is the life of Bret Easton Ellis, the author and subject of this remarkable novel. Confounding one expectation after another, Lunar Park is equally hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking. It's the most original novel of an extraordinary career - and best of all: it all happened, every word is true.
Clay is a successful screenwriter, middle-aged and disaffected; he's in LA to cast his new movie. However, this trip is anything other than professional, and he's soon drifting through a louche and long-familiar circle - a world largely populated by the band of infamous teenagers first introduced in Bret Easton Ellis's first novel Less Than Zero. After a meeting with a gorgeous but talentless actress determined to win a role in his movie, Clay finds himself connected with Kelly Montrose, a producer whose gruesomely violent death is suddenly very much the talk of the town.Imperial Bedrooms follows Clay as his debauched reverie is interrupted by a violent plot for revenge and his seemingly endless proclivity for betrayal and exploitation looks set to land him somewhere darker and more ominous than ever before.
Incisive, controversial and startlingly funny, The Rules of Attraction examines a group of affluent students at a small, self-consciously bohemian, liberal-arts college on America's East Coast. Lauren, who changes the man in her bed even more often than she changes course, is dating Victor but sleeping with Sean. Sean - cool, ambivalent and deeply cynical - might be in love with Lauren, but he's not going to let that stop him from bedding Paul. Paul, as shrewd as he is passionate, is Lauren's ex-lover and the final point in this curious triangle. From the author of American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis's The Rules of Attraction is a breathtaking tale of sex, expectation, desire and frustration.
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: 1990s 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 . . .
I 1985 chokerede og betog Bret Easton Ellis den litterære verden med sin debutroman Under nul, der tegner et rystende portræt af en flok desillusionerede overklasseteenagere i Los Angeles. Romanen blev en kultklassiker for 1980’er-generationen.Den 18-årige Clay vender hjem til Los Angeles på juleferie.Med et endeløst forbrug af stoffer og sex bliver ferien en desperat turné gennem luksusvillaer, skumle barer og glamourøse natklubber.„Det er en oplevelse at genlæse Under Nul.“ Berlingske„En af de mest rystende bøger, jeg har læst. Den besidder et dybt foruroligende præg af dokumentarisk realisme.“ New York Times„En ekstraordinært vellykket debutroman.“ New Yorker„Et brag af en bog – fræk, sexet, sørgelig.“ Village Voice
Om dagen er Patrick Bateman børsmægler på Wall Street. Om natten torturerer og myrder han tilfældige ofre i en raffineret og vulgær blodrus. Men i 1980’ernes statusfikserede New York er der ikke rigtig nogen, der lægger mærke til det … AMERICAN PSYCHO er en af 1990’ernes væsentligste romaner – og den mest kontroversielle. På én gang en satirisk komedie og nedstigning til helvede. Bogen er blevet filmatiseret af Mary Harron. Christian Bale spiller hovedrollen som yuppien og seriemorderen Patrick Bateman. ”Årets litterære chok” Berlingske ”Et hovedværk i moderne litteratur” Standart
Shards, a gripping novel penned by the renowned author Bret Easton Ellis, was published on January 17, 2023. This engrossing tale falls under a genre that Ellis has masterfully crafted over his illustrious career. The story unfolds in a way that only Ellis, with his unique storytelling technique, could achieve. Published by the prestigious Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Shards is a testament to Ellis's ability to captivate readers with his literary prowess. The book is written in English, ensuring a wide reach to global readers. Dive into the world of Shards and experience the magic Ellis weaves with his words.
From the bestselling author or Less Than Zero and American Psycho, The Rules of Attraction is a startlingly funny, kaleidoscopic novel about three students at a small, affluent liberal-arts college in New England with no plans for the future--or even the present--who become entangled in a curious romantic triangle. Bret Easton Ellis trains his incisive gaze on the kids at self-consciously bohemian Camden College and treats their sexual posturings and agonies with a mixture of acrid hilarity and compassion while exposing the moral vacuum at the center of their lives.Lauren changes boyfriends every time she changes majors and still pines for Victor who split for Europe months ago and she might or might not be writing anonymous love letter to ambivalent, hard-drinking Sean, a hopeless romantic who only has eyes for Lauren, even if he ends up in bed with half the campus, and Paul, Lauren's ex, forthrightly bisexual and whose passion masks a shrewd pragmatism. They waste time getting wasted, race from Thirsty Thursday Happy Hours to Dressed To Get Screwed parties to drinks at The Edge of the World or The Graveyard. The Rules of Attraction is a poignant, hilarious take on the death of romance. The basis for the major motion picture starring James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel, and Kate Bosworth.