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jun 14
2010

Imperial Bedrooms

Brett Easton Ellis' sequel to Less Than Zero comes out today: Imperial Bedrooms.

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Thanks for the heads up, I had no idea about this and loved "Less Than Zero".

posted by John at 11:46 AM on June 15, 2010

Less Than Zero and Glamorama are by far his best. I have been waiting for Imperial Bedrooms with GREAT anticipation. CAUTION!!!
I went and saw him during his book tour in New York and listened to his sarcastic responses to some pretty lame questions on the fourth floor of the sweltering Barnes and Noble @ Union Square. What can I say but that there sat the most VAPID man I have seen. Disappointed is not the word I felt. Sadness more than anything. Bedrooms is stale and revisits characters, Some of which I cannot believe are still alive. Especially Julian. And only 190 pages. Was cranking such a quick Novella more of an obligation than the passion with which he seemed to write Less Than Zero!? Or even Glamorama? Imperial Bedrooms IS FLAT AND DULL. And after seeing him in person and meeting him, he is most definitely a man obsessed with his own elegance or imagined elegance. Bedrooms is lacking more than just force. It's an empty excuse for a sequel. Much like the online definition of VAPID which is below. This book and Mr. Ellis are both.
Go to the library and check it out if your curiosity is that great. But frankly watch a few episodes of TMZ and you will already know what these characters grew up into.

Main Entry: va·pid
Pronunciation: \Èva-pYd, Èv-\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin vapidus flat-tasting; akin to Latin vappa flat wine and perhaps to Latin vapor steam
Date: circa 1656
:LACKING LIVELINESS, TANG, BRISKNESS, OR FORCE : FLAT, DULL
synonyms see insipid
 va·pid·ly adverb
 va·pid·ness noun

posted by David at 11:56 PM on June 23, 2010




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