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Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

Less Than Zero - Bret Easton Ellis

"No way, man." He runs his finger over the mirror and rubs it over his teeth and gums, then slips the mirror back into his pocket. "The trust is keeping things steady for now. I might go back when I run out. Only problem is, I don't think it's ever gonna run out," he laughs. "I got this totally cool penthouse on Wilshire. It's fantastic."

- Excerpt from p. 33



Note: The review below was taken directly from my Goodreads account.

(Also, very short review.)


My first Bret Easton Ellis book. Really good; I think Ellis is fantastic at setting a mood and great at conveying the casual nihilism that his young adult characters are experiencing: addiction to hard drugs, eroticism through snuff films and rape. But beyond that, there are people like these characters and they do these things and take these drugs and don't care - at - all. Ellis really hits these topics hard. It's impressive for a book that he wrote when he was 21.

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