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Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis
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Imperial Bedrooms (original 2010; edition 2011)

by Bret Easton Ellis (Author)

Series: Clay (2)

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Clay, a successful screenwriter, has returned from New York to Los Angeles to help cast his new movie, and he's soon drifting through a long-familiar circle that will leave him no choice but to plumb the darkest recesses of his character and come to terms with his proclivity for betrayal.
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Title:Imperial Bedrooms
Authors:Bret Easton Ellis (Author)
Info:Pan MacMillan Paperback Omes (2011), Edition: Open market ed
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Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis (2010)

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Read because I love Less than Zero, this is the sequel and, to my regret, I still care about the characters. This book doesn't. It flails around, creating fake drama where it doesn't belong in absence of actually being about anything. Feels like half-an-effort of a famous author who no longer feels like he has to try. ( )
  Smokler | Jan 3, 2021 |
Enh. Nominally a sequel to Less Than Zero set 20 years later, but still just a book about horrible, vapid people, just older. Not actually engaging, although there were a few interesting parts (the meta exploitation of people who think they're exploiting others, etc.) ( )
  octal | Jan 1, 2021 |
There was absolutely no point to this book. Written as a sequel of Less Than Zero 20 years after it was published. Less Than Zero was an incredible book. It told a tale that was beautiful in its bleakness and spoke in a voice that a generation could relate to.
Imperial Bedrooms continued a story that didn't need continuing. I doubt it'd be a story you'd understand if you hadn't read Less Than Zero. From all the Ellis books I've read, this was the least Ellis-ian. It was disappointing. ( )
  Hiwot.Abebe | Sep 28, 2020 |
Creepy and demoralizing. ( )
  Chrissylou62 | Aug 1, 2020 |
5 stars for audiobook read by Andrew McCarthy because his performance is amazing and made me like this novel a lot more. ( )
  LianaH | Apr 4, 2020 |
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Despite Chip Kidd’s cover art, which features a traffic-stopping Satanic image and Mr. Ellis’s name in the book-jacket equivalent of big red neon letters, “Imperial Bedrooms” is without shock value. It’s a work of limited imagination that all too deftly simulates the effects of having no imagination at all.
 

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« L'histoire répète les vielles poses, les réponses désinvoltes, les mêmes défaites... »
Elvis Costello, « Beyond Belief »

« Pas de piège plus mortel que celui qu'on tend à soi-même »
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They had made a movie about us.
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There were pictures of the boy as well, head-shots of him blond and tan and flexing-he had wanted to be an actor - and there was the fake smile, the pleading eyes, the mirage of it all. 159
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Clay, a successful screenwriter, has returned from New York to Los Angeles to help cast his new movie, and he's soon drifting through a long-familiar circle that will leave him no choice but to plumb the darkest recesses of his character and come to terms with his proclivity for betrayal.

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