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BRET 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.

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“Arguably the novel of the 1990’s … Glamorama should establish Ellis as the most ambitious and fearless writer of his generation…. It is perfectly of out time … a must read.” —The Seattle Times
 
“Impeccable… cold and pitiless and modern.… [Ellis] captures a cultural moment of racial dandyhood, where distinctions of sexuality seem less important that whether you look like a model and wear Prada.” —The Village Voice
 
“Compelling and scary. A political thriller bursting with conspiracies, double agents and international terrorism. Glamorama is like a Semtex attack on our superficialities.” —The Face

"Ellis is fast becoming a writer of real American genius.” —GQ

"His best work to date.... He remains a laser-precise satirist but the wit now dominates.” —Esquire

Set against the backdrop of a Manhattan populated by socially elite models, actors, and VIPs, Ellis's (The Rules of Attraction, LJ 7/94) fifth novel features Victor Ward, a self-absorbed, hedonistic, semifamous model and a callous womanizer. After plowing through chapters of Victor popping Xanax, blowing cocaine, and generally living in a fog while pursuing women and important new people, the reader may wonder whether there is anything to the plot other than partying. But finally the pace quickens in a bizarre way. Victor is paid $300,000 by a friend of his father (unbeknownst to Victor) to go to England to bring home a girl. In Europe, Victor is used as a pawn not only by his father but also by a male model named Bobby, who blows up buses, subway trains, and anything else in order to make a political statement. Dragged into Bobby's world of terrorism, Victor also finds himself trying to escape his father's grip. Ellis's description of various tortures and murders are as gruesome as ever, and once again he has identified with "coolness." Recommended for larger collections or where his books are popular. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/98.]‘Brent Newmoyer, "Library Journal"

"Arguably the novel of the 1990's ... Glamorama should establish Ellis as the most ambitious and fearless writer of his generation.... It is perfectly of out time ... a must read." -The Seattle Times

"Impeccable... cold and pitiless and modern.... [Ellis] captures a cultural moment of racial dandyhood, where distinctions of sexuality seem less important that whether you look like a model and wear Prada." -The Village Voice

"Compelling and scary. A political thriller bursting with conspiracies, double agents and international terrorism. Glamorama is like a Semtex attack on our superficialities." -The Face

"Ellis is fast becoming a writer of real American genius." -GQ

"His best work to date.... He remains a laser-precise satirist but the wit now dominates." -Esquire

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