Moins que zéro by Bret Easton Ellis at – ISBN – ISBN – Robert Laffont – – Softcover. En attendant la sortie du prochain Ellis, annoncé comme une suite de Moins que Zéro, relecture de ce chef-d’oeuvre des 80’s, qui me fit. Il ne reste plus que 6 exemplaire(s) en stock (d’autres exemplaires sont en . Cet article:Less Than Zero par Bret Easton Ellis Broché EUR 10,89 . Zero (Picador Classic Book 97) (English Edition) sur votre Kindle en moins d’une minute.

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It is, for all that, an unflinching indictment of the vapid horror that neoliberalism, in all its rampant ’80s glory, leads to.

Not the warm winds, which seem to propel the car down the empty asphalt freeway, or the faded smell of marijuana which still faintly permeates Blair’s car. I’m jealous that she got to discuss it in a class because I think I would have gotten more out dllis it that I didn’t even realize. Prompted to read by R. Fuck that was depressing.

But the most awful part of this novel? Worth flipping though if you haven’t. I had some reservations about the book, but was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the prose and the characters.

– Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis – Livres

And it rings true. This group of vapid, vacuous characters are virtually identical to one another. They have melded into a blur of literary commonplace. Ecco dunque che il tipico abitante di Los Angeles si trova a passare la maggior parte del proprio tempo libero sulle strade.

Maybe because I could relate to certain parts of Carrie. Ellis’ astute social commentary shows even in his debut book. It’s a place where everything looks like a slowed down and a distorted version of the real world.


The protagonist, Clay, comes back to California from his New Hampshire college for summer break. I like nothing,” I tell her.

The story is set in the early s in Los Angeles and populated by spoiled, soulless, drug-addled kids who are the offspring of rich, distracted, soulless parents. I read “Less Than Zero” when it was first published in the UK simply because it takes its title from one of my favourite Elvis Costello songs, and then I was encouraged by reading that the protagonist has a poster of the cover of a favourite Costello album, “Trust”. Aucun appareil Kindle n’est requis.


I already knew I liked the authors style of writing from reading American Psycho. Is that a mistake in character development or a really interesting device by a very talented writer?

I found certain elements in the book to be reminiscent of The Catcher in the Rye, especially the isolation the protagonist feels when he comes back home. This is not an understatement, considering that I read Carrie by Stephen King a few days ago, and I genuinely found it less disturbing than Less Than Zero. They shuffle around at the periphery of the screen, their voices muted, their urgent gesticulations bothersome, ridiculous. I think it achieves something very difficult, that is, to be touching while at the same time being extremely nihilistic.

Los Angeles, city of the soulless. These spoilt teenagers brought up on a diet of MTV and computer games have been starved of love and emotional security, the result being that their lives are superficial and unrewarding. Ultimately, this was a well-written and interesting look at privilege and soullessness during a notoriously egocentric decade. This really is a good novel.

I have to remember that next time, because Ellis can write about boredom and vapidity in a way that leaves you disoriented and mesmerized. These cracks seem to be visible only to Clay, and he tries not to share what he sees with his peers.

So, recently I decided to buy the. 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!

The word “Trust” hovering over his head, and his sunglasses, one lens red, the other blue, pushed down past the ridge of his nose so that you can see his eyes, which are slightly off center.

One’s a homicidal maniac; the other is an emotionally distraught drug addict. Way better, though, so far. Ellis seems to keep you just on the verge of feeling compassion for Clay, but Clay’s behavior and the choices he makes keep you from r This was a very bleak novel about a group of morally bankrupt people living in L.


Now that he’s in a position to accurately describe how he feels, outside of his fan base, the world has turned against him. The numbness of the main character makes you want to yell at him: Not the warm winds, which seem to propel the car down the empty asphalt freeway, or the faded smell of marijuana which still faintly permeates Blaire’s car.

And yet I cannot seem to stop, and whenever I have to, I become very anxious to return to it as quickly as I can. Because it was monstrously overhyped when it first came out. All it comes down to is the fact that I’m a boy coming home for a month and meeting someone whom I haven’t seen for four months and people are afraid to merge.

Return to Book Page. Like, this character’s life is obviously pointless, but really, let’s be honest, how much of a point is there to anything? Less than Zero is a short, snappy novel about LA. I kept wondering why I’d ever e,lis this guy. A heavy gust of wind rocks the car for a moment and Blair smiles and says something hret maybe putting the top up and turns to a different radio station. But a useful currency for the beautiful people who need to buy their way where money cannot take them.

Bret Easton Ellis

This book gets a bad rap for a lot of reasons. Because the author came across as really shallow and silly during his fifteen minutes of fame. They only look at whoever’s standing by the window, but I’m too tired to get up and stand by the window.