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The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis

The Rules of Attraction - Bret Easton Ellis

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

 

 

"No one ever likes the right person," I say.
"That's not true," he says. "I like you."
That's not exactly what I meant or wanted to hear, but I ask him earnestly, "Do you?"
There's a pause. "Sure. Why not?" he says.



I really like Ellis's writing style. He captures the blasé attitude of a large portion of college kids perfectly. I also really like the interweaving of other characters of his, like Clay from Less Than Zero and Patrick Bateman from American Psycho; and also the small mentions of the Classics kids who are from Donna Tartt's The Secret History. The entire entry in French was awesome, as well, especially if you can read French.

The best part, though, was the fact that none of the people in the love triangle seemed to truly care about any of the others. Sean, Paul and Lauren proved that, as Lauren says, you can't really know anyone.

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