Less Than Zero

Less Than Zero

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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 a€“ narrated by Clay, an eighteen-year-old student returning home to Los Angeles for Christmas a€“ 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 authora€™s refusal to condone or chastise such behaviour. a€˜An extraordinarily accomplished first novela€™ New Yorker a€˜The Catcher in the Rye for the MTV generationa€™ USA Today a€˜One of the most disturbing novels Ia€™ve read in a long time. It possesses an unnerving air of documentary realitya€™ Michiko Kakutani, New York TimesWhen I get home, I take a shower, turn on the stereo and that night I cana#39;t get to sleep, the sunburna#39;s uncomfortable, and MTVa#39;s ... The doora#39;s open and my sisters are lying on the large bed, wearing bathing suits, leafing through old issues of GQ, watching ... around the desert, in the middle of the night, Fleetwood Mac or Eagles on, loud, top down, hot winds blowing, making the palm trees bend, silent.

Title:Less Than Zero
Author:Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher:Pan Macmillan - 2010-12-10


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