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Bret Easton Ellis


USA flag (1964 - )

Bret Easton Ellis is an American novelist and short story writer. He was regarded as one of the so-called literary Brat Pack, which also included Tama Janowitz and Jay McInerney. He is a self-proclaimed satirist, whose trademark technique, as a writer, is the expression of extreme acts and opinions in an affectless style. Ellis employs a technique of linking novels with common, recurring characters.
 
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Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2006) : Lunar Park


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Scary Kisses (1988)
Brad Gooch
"No one else has written a book this literate and witty about the modelling world."
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Fight Club (1996)
Chuck Palahniuk
"A great début...Hypnotic, pitiless and told brilliantly."
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Sellevision (2000)
Augusten Burroughs
"Savvy, very entertaining."
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We're So Famous (2001)
Jaime Clarke
"Imagine Britney Spears narrating The Day of the locust as a gentle fable and you'll get the idea."
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Lightning Field (2001)
Dana Spiotta
"Dana Spiotta's focus and control and insight are remarkable, this raw, skilful book is revelatory."
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Come Closer (2003)
Sara Gran
"A genuinely scary novel about possession and insanity. Hypnotic, disturbing, and written with such sneering confidence you believe every word."
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Strangers (2003)
Taichi Yamada
"Yamada is amongst the best Japanese writers I have read."
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Twisted City (2004)
Jason Starr
"Jason Starr is the first writer of his generation to convincingly update the modern crime novel."
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Rust and Bone (2005)
Craig Davidson
"These big, riveting stories about tough guys in trouble are the best I've read in a long time from a young writer. There's enough incident, shock and suspense for a dozen books. This collection is filled with stories you haven't heard before."

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