Bret Easton Ellis took to Twitter last night to share some more of his profound insights. Here, he sets the stage for us and delivers a powerful thesis (all in under 140 characters!): And of course, some supporting details (including a bit of biology): Mr.… Read More
INTERVIEWER Do you not consider yourself a serious novelist? ELLIS I recently got into one of those weird, terrible fights writers can find themselves in with a friend who has for a long time been writing novels he can’t get published. For twenty-five years I’ve… Read More
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Late last night, Bret Easton Ellis took to Twitter to review the film Rock of Ages: He then offered this bizarre nugget: And here’s his evidence:
In high school I bought American Psycho from Barnes & Noble and read it in a few weeks. I knew it was full of awful, horrible stuff that I would never be able to forget but I did it anyways. I was fascinated, revolted; I… Read More
Picador has put together all four of Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels in anticipation of the final novel, At Last, which debuts later this month from FS&G. I haven’t read St. Aubyn’s stuff, which hasn’t been widely available in the US until now, but… Read More
This weekend, Twitter followers of novelist Bret Easton Ellis were treated to BEE’s views on the films of director David Fincher, with particular consideration paid to Fincher’s overlooked (by audiences, at least) 2007 film Zodiac. I liked Ellis’s commentary, not just because I think he’s spot on… Read More
Geoff McFetridge’s fictional map of L.A., from GOOD magazine.
Bret Easton Ellis’s controversial novel American Psycho turns 20 this year. The folks at Vintage were kind enough to send me a copy of the book to promote the anniversary, and despite a mounding stack of review copies, I took a few hours to re-read parts… Read More
Tao Lin has made the choice to be a very visible, very public author, one whose antics might lead audiences to form opinions on the 27 year old’s work before even reading it. I mention his age because he’s young, and not only is he… Read More
At a in a reading in Hackney, England, two days ago, Bret Easton Ellis dissed the late great David Foster Wallace: Question: David Foster Wallace – as an American writer, what is your opinion now that he has died? Answer: Is it too soon? It’s… Read More
Vice interviews Bret Easton Ellis at length. Topics include troublesome editors, that “Cranky old bastard” J.D. Salinger (“who hated us all, by the way”), the weirdness of L.A., and his forthcoming novel Imperial Bedrooms, the sequel to his first big hit Less Than Zero. Here’s… Read More