WHITEBRET EASTON ELLIS Book Number: 89611 Product format: Hardback
In the words of the Sunday Telegraph about this author 'A rebel whose work is controversial precisely because its sinister themes are so dextrously written.' One of the most gifted and serious novelists working in America today, famous for his era-defining novel American Psycho and its terrifying anti-hero Patrick Bateman, this is Bret Easton Ellis's first work of non-fiction. He has proved himself time and again one of the world's most fearless and clear-sighted observers of society - the glittering surface and the darkness beneath. Here he offers a wide-ranging exploration of what is going on right now telling personal stories from his own life. He writes with razor-sharp precision about the music, movies, books and TV he loves and hates, and examines the ways our culture, politics and relationships have changed over the last four decades. He talks about social media, Hollywood celebrities and Donald Trump. His forthright views are powered by a fervent belief in artistic freedom and freedom of speech. He is candid, funny and entertaining and this time has a newfound anger in his voice, an anxiousness and oppression he felt whenever he ventured online, and a fear of making a mistake or simply offering an opinion or criticising someone or something and the reaction of an infuriated, polarised society. He worries about the lack of engagement from the public or enthusiasm for the big American literary novel, about sensory overload and takes us back to his childhood years in the 1970s and attraction to horror movies as we begin this ramble through a quite brilliant mind. 261pp.
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