The Rules of Attraction - (Vintage Contemporaries) by Bret Easton Ellis (Paperback)
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About the BookPaul wants Sean but settles for Richard. Sean only has eyes for Lauren who pines for absent Victor. Author Bret Easton Ellis trains his gaze on the students at self-consciously bohemian Camden College. He treats their sexual posturings and agonies with a mixture of acrid hilarity and genuine compassion, while exposing the moral vacuum at the center of their lives.
Book SynopsisFrom the New York Times bestselling author or Less Than Zero and American Psycho--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 romantic triangle. - "An extraordinary writer." --LA Weekly
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. Look for Bret Easton Ellis's new novel, The Shards!
"Inspired. A wonderfully comic novel." --Gore Vidal "Ellis is, first and last, a moralist. Under cover of his laconic voice, every word in his [novels] springs from grieving outrage at our spiritual condition." --Los Angeles Times Book Review "Serves to establish Mr. Ellis's reputation further as one of the primary inside sources in upper-middle-class America's continuing investigation of what has happened to its children." --The New York Times Book Review
About the AuthorBRET EASTON ELLIS is the author of Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, The Informers, Glamorama, Lunar Park, and Imperial Bedrooms. His works have been translated into twenty-seven languages. Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, and The Informers have all been made into films. He lives in Los Angeles.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.04 Inches (H) x 5.19 Inches (W) x .64 Inches (D)
Weight: .54 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Coming of Age
Series Title: Vintage Contemporaries
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Street Date: June 30, 1998
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-2819
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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