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Written when the author was 20, this first novel tells the story of Clay, a New Hampshire college student who returns home to Los Angeles for Christmas vacation. Vignettes show Clay and his friends aimlessly traveling from party to party, doing drugs, having sex with one another. PW noted that Ellis "brilliantly conveys this crowd's delirium as well as the lack of fulfillment they cannot remedy. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Clay, a freshman at an Eastern college, returns home to Los Angeles for Christmas break, but feels totally disconnected and aimless there, and discovers a seamy world of drugs and prostitution.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. There seem to be two fairly distinct camps here in the reviews of this book. Camp One: Bret Easton Ellis can't string two words together, is an amateur, is a wannabe with a backpack full of cliches -- how could he be anything else; look at the way he writes! Or Camp Two: The very criticisms that provoke the naysayers of Camp One represent conscious choices on the part of Ellis, the style and the nothing-really-happens plot are meant to work together and were done on purpose, and he's a genius -- how could he be anything else; look at the way he writes!

It's intriguing that he was only 20 when he wrote this, and raises the question of whether a What we see here is an early-life development of a rather brilliant writing style or b a young man apathetically writing about his own life and surroundings to produce a largely autobiographical work. I don't know the answer to that. I do know that I was about 30 pages into the book when I realized that there really wasn't going to be much in the way of a plot, yet I finished the book in a day and didn't want to put it down.

What other reviewers have said about the plot or lack thereof is pretty much true: But I don't believe you can use a criticism of that to make an apples-to-apples comparison to other books that do have faster-moving plots; you have to suspend all that with a book like this.

One of the beauties of "Less than Zero" is that the monotony, the ennui, the over-and-over-againness of everything is kind of the point. It helps to very effectively create this world, which is ultimately a world of fishbowl desperation where nothing ever changes but the host of the party, the mixing of the cocktail or the sexual partner -- and even those elements are repeatedly recycled numerous times from beginning to end.

The characters are shallow; their friendships are shallow; their lives are shallow. Is that a mistake in character development or a really interesting device by a very talented writer? I'm not sure; I haven't read enough of Ellis's work to know. I was disappointed in "Imperial Bedrooms," but because I'm not yet ready to close the door, plan to read "The Rules of Attraction" next.

I enjoyed "Less than Zero," monotony and all. I also thought it was badly miscast, with the possible exception of Robert Downey, Jr. Paperback Verified Purchase. If I hadn't read Ellis' work, American Psycho, I would have said this is a good first try for a budding writer. Though, seeing the similarities between the two novels -- and there are a fair number -- I'm beginning to wonder if Ellis has very much to say. Granted, the protagonists are sharply different.

One's a homicidal maniac; the other is an emotionally distraught drug addict. But each character inhabits the same world, that of wealth and excess, full of shallow people and lack of genuine purpose. And since it is the setting that makes Ellis' novels so striking, I'm a bit disappointed he fails to do more creative exploration.

That may not be a fair opinion to render given Less Than Zero is the first book Ellis wrote. Regardless, although I find Californian debauchery as titillating as the next man, I couldn't stomach its relentlessness throughout.

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Perhaps, that was Ellis' intent. These characters are all supposed to be bored with their fabulous lives.

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I just wish Ellis didn't take too seriously his ambition to have the reader share in that ennui. Hardcover Verified Purchase. I never read this book, but liked the movie when it came out.

So, recently I decided to buy the. Book, I didn't realize how different the book was from the movie. I read it 3 times. I already knew I liked the authors style of writing from reading American Psycho. Great book. I have read Ellis' Glamorama and was struck by the biting satire and astute social commentary. Less Than Zero is the author's first novel published while he was a college student.

I had some reservations about the book, but was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the prose and the characters. The story follows clay on his coke-dusted, alcohol fueled adventures on his Christmas break from university. There isn't much of a plot to the book, which works in some respects and doesn't at times.

The main 'plot' is the narrator's struggle if you could call it that to understand why his friends do the things they do, with regard to their nighttime activities.

The only external plot is Clay trying to get in touch with one of his friends to get money back from him. Ellis does not use his characters' depravity as a crutch. He effectively shows Clay's rationalization of the things he sees. The narration kept me from putting the book down as a jumble of shocking scenes meant only for shock value. Less Than Zero is one of the few novels I've read recently that really effected me emotionally. I actually found the book more thematically cohesive than F.

Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise which has a similar concept and was also a first novel. The lack of a concrete plot may turn off some readers, but the narrator's emotional journey is worth the read. Ellis' astute social commentary shows even in his debut book. I often found myself laughing in agreement, as many of the chapters in the book could be describing the night life and drug culture at my university, albeit without references to Duran Duran and land line telephones.

Having really enjoyed "American Psycho" both in the theater and on paper I figured I'd give Easton another shot. Obviously I had certain expectations going in with AP top of mind and I was a bit disappointed with some of parts of the whole. That being said it was still written well and the emotions believable and tactile. The truth behind whitewashed persona we try to hold up in front us is exposed in this particular "protagonist?

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See all reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. PW noted that Ellis "brilliantly conveys this crowd's delirium as well as the lack of fulfillment they cannot remedy.

Although billed as a novel, this work reads like a collection of 13 loosely related short stories.

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The characters in Chapter 1 reappear in the last chapter, and Jamie, whose death occurs in Chapter 2, may be the vampire named Jamie who later appears. None of this much matters, however, since the characters have no personality anyway. Every chapter is told by a different narrator, further preventing the reader from connecting to the characters. Set in Eighties L. For Ellis, this seems to have been a time when "people [were] becoming less human The Informers has fewer gruesome scenes than American Psycho, and its affectlessness renders them less powerful.

Still, this is a disturbing book that will be requested by patrons familiar with Ellis's work. See all Editorial Reviews. Product details File Size: Vintage; Reprint edition May 28, Publication Date: June 9, Sold by: English ASIN: Enabled X-Ray: Not Enabled. Literary Fiction.

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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. There seem to be two fairly distinct camps here in the reviews of this book. Camp One: Bret Easton Ellis can't string two words together, is an amateur, is a wannabe with a backpack full of cliches -- how could he be anything else; look at the way he writes! Or Camp Two: The very criticisms that provoke the naysayers of Camp One represent conscious choices on the part of Ellis, the style and the nothing-really-happens plot are meant to work together and were done on purpose, and he's a genius -- how could he be anything else; look at the way he writes!

It's intriguing that he was only 20 when he wrote this, and raises the question of whether a What we see here is an early-life development of a rather brilliant writing style or b a young man apathetically writing about his own life and surroundings to produce a largely autobiographical work.

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I don't know the answer to that. I do know that I was about 30 pages into the book when I realized that there really wasn't going to be much in the way of a plot, yet I finished the book in a day and didn't want to put it down. What other reviewers have said about the plot or lack thereof is pretty much true: But I don't believe you can use a criticism of that to make an apples-to-apples comparison to other books that do have faster-moving plots; you have to suspend all that with a book like this.

One of the beauties of "Less than Zero" is that the monotony, the ennui, the over-and-over-againness of everything is kind of the point. It helps to very effectively create this world, which is ultimately a world of fishbowl desperation where nothing ever changes but the host of the party, the mixing of the cocktail or the sexual partner -- and even those elements are repeatedly recycled numerous times from beginning to end.

The characters are shallow; their friendships are shallow; their lives are shallow. Is that a mistake in character development or a really interesting device by a very talented writer?

I'm not sure; I haven't read enough of Ellis's work to know. I was disappointed in "Imperial Bedrooms," but because I'm not yet ready to close the door, plan to read "The Rules of Attraction" next.

I enjoyed "Less than Zero," monotony and all. I also thought it was badly miscast, with the possible exception of Robert Downey, Jr. Paperback Verified Purchase. If I hadn't read Ellis' work, American Psycho, I would have said this is a good first try for a budding writer. Though, seeing the similarities between the two novels -- and there are a fair number -- I'm beginning to wonder if Ellis has very much to say. Granted, the protagonists are sharply different. One's a homicidal maniac; the other is an emotionally distraught drug addict.

But each character inhabits the same world, that of wealth and excess, full of shallow people and lack of genuine purpose. And since it is the setting that makes Ellis' novels so striking, I'm a bit disappointed he fails to do more creative exploration. That may not be a fair opinion to render given Less Than Zero is the first book Ellis wrote.

Regardless, although I find Californian debauchery as titillating as the next man, I couldn't stomach its relentlessness throughout.

Perhaps, that was Ellis' intent. These characters are all supposed to be bored with their fabulous lives. I just wish Ellis didn't take too seriously his ambition to have the reader share in that ennui. Hardcover Verified Purchase. I never read this book, but liked the movie when it came out.

So, recently I decided to buy the. Book, I didn't realize how different the book was from the movie. I read it 3 times. I already knew I liked the authors style of writing from reading American Psycho. Great book. I have read Ellis' Glamorama and was struck by the biting satire and astute social commentary. Less Than Zero is the author's first novel published while he was a college student. I had some reservations about the book, but was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the prose and the characters.

The story follows clay on his coke-dusted, alcohol fueled adventures on his Christmas break from university. There isn't much of a plot to the book, which works in some respects and doesn't at times. The main 'plot' is the narrator's struggle if you could call it that to understand why his friends do the things they do, with regard to their nighttime activities.

The only external plot is Clay trying to get in touch with one of his friends to get money back from him. Ellis does not use his characters' depravity as a crutch. He effectively shows Clay's rationalization of the things he sees. The narration kept me from putting the book down as a jumble of shocking scenes meant only for shock value.

Less Than Zero is one of the few novels I've read recently that really effected me emotionally. I actually found the book more thematically cohesive than F.