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Lunar Park Bret Ellis the narrator of Lunar Park is a writer whose first novel Less Than Zero catapulted him to international stardom while he was still in college In the years that followed he found himself a

  • Title: Lunar Park
  • Author: Bret Easton Ellis
  • ISBN: 9780375727276
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lunar Park By Bret Easton Ellis, Bret Ellis, the narrator of Lunar Park, is a writer whose first novel Less Than Zero catapulted him to international stardom while he was still in college In the years that followed he found himself adrift in a world of wealth, drugs, and fame, as well as dealing with the unexpected death of his abusive father After a decade of decadence a chance for salvation arrives tBret Ellis, the narrator of Lunar Park, is a writer whose first novel Less Than Zero catapulted him to international stardom while he was still in college In the years that followed he found himself adrift in a world of wealth, drugs, and fame, as well as dealing with the unexpected death of his abusive father After a decade of decadence a chance for salvation arrives the chance to reconnect with an actress he was once involved with, and their son But almost immediately his new life is threatened by a freak sequence of events and a bizarre series of murders that all seem to connect to Ellis s past His attempts to save his new world from his own demons makes Lunar Park Ellis s most suspenseful novel In this chilling tale reality, memoir, and fantasy combine to create not only a fascinating version of this most controversial writer but also a deeply moving novel about love and loss, parents and children, and ultimately forgiveness.

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    1. This novel could have been really something but it turned into a real dog s breakfast Crap all over the place What a mess Reading Lunar Park was like watching one of those jovial interviews with major serial killers you can find on youtube The reporter is alarmed mortified astonished to find himself quite liking this monster who slaughtered 17 human beings You get this kind of dialogue Hey Jeff, can you explain a little what would be going through your mind when you were drilling holes in those [...]

    2. Hear ye, hear ye I am SUCH a liar you guys I ve always admitted to having read the whole B.E.E collection, but have lied This one makes it done Complete I am very VERY much done with Ellis at this point in my life And it couldn t have been sooner.The one striking thing about this one is its description of the fall of the once mythical, once impressive B.E.E once famous and rich relevant, he grabs at past glories in a very saddening fashion, grabbing at straws really, trying to relive transplant [...]

    3. I read several reviews of this book before reading, most of which denounced it as being awful and I have to say, I m surprised.I tore through it in 3 days I saw it as a near brilliant bit of mind f ckery, so many psychological themes and commentary on modern life for me to gleefully go searching on Google to tear up and figure out All that and horror, too I read somewhere that he was influenced by Steven King, in writing this one Indeed I have to say, I like the Ellis version of King even better [...]

    4. How lonely people make life But also I realized what I hadn t learned from him that a family if you allow it gives you joy, which in turn gives you hope I m a pretty big BEE fan, and I love his cool, detached writing style, and how all his books are slightly deranged I love how the protagonists are always a bit off a big part of you detests them, a little bit of you feels sorry for them, and a tiny piece of you is jealous of the seemingly glamorous lives they live the sex, drugs, parties, dining [...]

    5. Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum You dream a book, and sometimes the dream comes true When you give up life for fiction you become a character What is Lunar Park Brett Easton Ellis claims it to be his homage to Stephen King and you will see later in this review that it did indeed bring to mind one particular King character but when I really need to break it down to basics I m going with Lunar Park is what would happen if American Psycho and Fight Club and The Amityville Horror and Cujo al [...]

    6. I feel funny now No, this novel wasn t a how to be a comedian manual under the guise of some kind of fucked up, deranged horror I feel FUNNY funny, strange funny, like someone touched me inappropriately and I don t know how I feel funny Halfway through the book, I put it down and eyeballed my partner and started throwing existential crisis theories at him I have this problem with depersonalization and derealization where in heightened states of anxiety you detach from your reality or your sense [...]

    7. Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction are two of my favorite films So in 1996, when From Dusk Til Dawn was released, I was in line on opening night For the first hour, I watched what was undoubtedly the finest work Tarantino had produced to date, and I eagerly anticipated a typically dramatic conclusion but something went horribly wrong FDTD degenerated into a B grade vampire flick For ten horrific minutes, I tried to convince myself that one of the characters had fallen asleep, been knocked out, ANYT [...]

    8. There s a story behind the film Adaptation scriptwriter Charlie Kaufman had a hard time adapting The Orchid Thief, so what did he do He wrote a film about him having a hard time adapting The Orchid Thief, writing himself into the script, creating for himself a twin brother, dedicating the finished piece to the sibling who didn t exist Author Bret Easton Ellis, creator of American Psycho and other transgressive novels, wrote himself into his novel Lunar Park, conjuring for himself a family, a fil [...]

    9. I saw a guy on the tube in London reading this and noticed he was near the end I wanted to stand up and say, Hey, it s creeping you out, isn t it Isn t it ISN T IT But you just can t live your life that way It s inappropriate.Bret Easton Ellis, on the other hand, can do whatever the hell he wants And he does Putting yourself in a novel is either the ballsiest thing you can do, or the assy est In this case, both But let s put aside the fact that Ellis is writing a tale about semi pseudo Ellis It [...]

    10. Wow, actually really not very good.First off I m feeling a bit baited and switched I should have done my homework, but the edition I picked up and browsed in the English language section of a Copenhagen bookstore gave every indication of being some kind of sincere memoir The first twenty or so pages of this book seemed to be exactly that, and I had just gotten really curious about Ellis life, but in Copenhagen a cup of coffee costs ten dollars so I don t even want to know what Lunar Park sells f [...]

    11. Este Easton Ellis se parece m s al de American Psycho que al de Los Confidentes o Menos que cero y eso me gusta porque cuando el t o de pone a narrar lo hace m s que bien De momento, sin perder sus se as de identidad, esta historia de terror promete.

    12. This monstrosity is about to make me take Less Than Zero off of my favorite books list Could this book have been worse I don t know I really am not sure how If we refer back to my list of things Douglas Coupland did to screw up JPod, BEE here does them all and then some, by adding in less pornography than Glamorama remember the like 20 page threesome in the middle That was like, one of the least arousing things one could ever read, where with every page turn it was like, PLEASE let them be done [...]

    13. Lmao what did I just read This was a complete fiasco This was like if you smushed every Bret Easton Ellis book into one and then added a sprinkle of Stephen King weirdness and timesed the metafiction by 100 Bret was the main character but he was also the writer but he was also interacting with characters from his books who were both real and fictional on very different levels And he was also being haunted by a demon And there was a rabid dog And a lot of themes about being a parent Oh and Jay Mc [...]

    14. My girlfriend is reading this book right now, so at night I always see the front cover as it hides her pretty face.I ve always been a fan of Bret I loved Less than Zero, American Psycho, and Imperial Bedrooms I didn t like Rules of Attraction good movie but the novel was too faggy love drunk for me And I hated Glammora and the Informers.All in all, he s had an impressive career and I have read a few of his novels multiple times American Psycho sticks out as his real masterpiece in contemporary t [...]

    15. I heard a lot of great things about this book, but i wasn t that impressed It was just a little too over the top Admittedly, this over the top aspect made it really amusing the plot is basically that Bret Easton Ells by writing himself in as the protagonist, he does an impression of himself is in his 40 s and still throwing big parties during which he offers mediocre coke to his guest and then steals away to his office to do enormous lines of much better coke He s got a wife and kids and doesn t [...]

    16. So I ve spent this year developing a love hate relationship with Bret Easton Ellis work I don t understand why his books fascinate me or even why they work as compelling fiction, yet I keep reading them because his voice is so distinct Disturbing, empty, and shallow most of the time, but distinct Then along comes Lunar Park I spent 90% of the book hating it, wondering why I was still reading it, and then found the ending beautiful No Really I didn t think Ellis could write something that would f [...]

    17. It seems like at least 40% of the book is about how you just can t trust Bret Easton Ellis The horrific story of an untrustworthy narrator is a good trick if you can pull it off, but I m not feeling like Lunar Park pulls it off as Will Self s My Idea of Fun, Jim Thompson s After Dark My Sweet, or The Usual Suspects Though the book is creepy in places, I never found it scary Though the book is intended to be a parody of suburban life, I do not find that part of the book compelling, funny, or part [...]

    18. LUNAR PARK is a bit of a departure for Bret Easton Ellis in that it s of a traditional page turner than anything else he has previously written It s also a lot less cynical and gratuitously shocking than most of his previous work In the novel, Ellis himself is the main character, and he does an brilliant job of blurring the lines between autobiography and fiction Interestingly, he seems to take especial delight in presenting as negative an image of himself as possible, making for a highly amusi [...]

    19. 3.5 5I m not the most well read guy on Bret Easton Ellis, not by a long shot And I should be better read considering I enjoy the guys writing style quite a bit I like the minimalist style, and I enjoy his brand of satire But it was interesting to me how he made a memoir that was mostly fiction, and used that to examine a bunch of different themes such as family or even writing That he made it a suburban gothic horror makes it even fascinating.I won t pretend to understand everything as it s a b [...]

    20. Finished my re read of this I m still going to call this my favorite BEE book, with Glamorama as a close second.

    21. Lunar Park lleg muy bien recomendado a mis manos, pero la precedente media lectura de Psic pata Americano no me dejaba aproximarme a la ltima novela de Bret Easton Ellis sin resques y recelos Pero yo soy insistente y me gustan los retos.Es bueno leer Lunar Park sin saber nada del libro ni del autor Pero Bret es ya autor de culto as que supongo que muy pocas personas llegar n a leerlo v rgenes Digamos que yo con Bret tuve unos escarceos que no pasaron de los previos con Psic pata, as que con Luna [...]

    22. The author as central character in a book of fiction is becoming the reality these days, and Lunar Park by Ellis takes this transgressive sub genre to another level The reality part starts by Ellis recounting his evolution as a writer his early success at 21 while still in college with his debut novel Less than Zero, the celebrity life in the Brat Pack of the literary elite in New York fuelled by powerful drugs and lots of sex with males and females alike, the controversial publication of his t [...]

    23. Bret Easton Ellis is a good writer, something I feel is obvious from this book Had he not been, I would never have finished it Ellis seems to have several ideas for this book The false autobiographical story, the meta perspective, the Stephen King homage, the father and son theme, the satirical look at the direction that modern society I don t mind any of these, and some of these ought to be rigt up my alley But to me, the book just didn t work.It starts of in a really interesting way, and I was [...]

    24. This is probably the strangest book I ve ever read I didn t like it very much Ellis seems to be unable to make up his mind as to what the book s story is about it starts off depicting his earlier life sex, drugs, booze, sex and drugs before it drifts over into an alcoholic trying to bond with his son, then suddenly things are possessed, the house is haunted, there is someone abducting young boys, a serial killer is on the loose, his marriage is falling apart, his son hates him, he s being stalk [...]

    25. After getting my fill of Ellis banality, narcissism and misogyny upon reading American Psycho along with Less Than Zero and Rules of Engagement I vowed never to read another of his books The author once touted as the Voice of my generation Gen X never qualified as such for me The only reason I decided to read this one was a glowing review on the back of the book by none other than the arbiter of pop culture gasp Stephen King I at least had to see what made Uncle Stevie gush The first forty pages [...]

    26. A friend of mine who works for a magazine in New York told me they asked Bret Easton Ellis if he wanted to write for this magazine, and if so, what would he like to do DVD Reviews No hesitation on his part.I read a short remembrance of Tom Cruise in the late 80 s by Bret a while back in Rolling Stone it was really good He writes well for magazines The high and salient points come quickly and clearly The man does not fiddle faddle.I recognized that same tabloid style in Lunar Park, which is a sub [...]

    27. This was way too creepy for my tastes, my friend wanted to read this book together otherwise I would have DNFed This is just a really weird book with one of the most scarring scenes I ever read in a book, and I was really frustrated with the rich people problems tone Overall I don t like horror, so I probably never should have picked it up in the first place

    28. His most self indulgent book to date The beginning chapters are perfect because it s somewhat autobiographical until it s not The novel went from reality to fiction and that s where it felt flat.

    29. It s definitely not his best one It s entertaining and even a bit thrilling at some points, but this hank moody kinda guy gets a little annoying from time to time Listening to Fear of a blank planet is fun, to be honest.

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