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By Bret Easton Ellis

Set at a small, prosperous liberal-arts university in New England on the top of the Reagan 80s, The principles of Attraction is a startlingly humorous, kaleidoscopic novel approximately 3 scholars with out plans for the future--or even the present--who develop into entangled in a curious romantic triangle. Bret Easton Ellis trains his incisive gaze at the young children at self-consciously bohemian Camden collage and treats their sexual posturings and agonies with a mix of acrid hilarity and compassion whereas exposing the ethical vacuum on the middle in their lives.

Lauren adjustments boyfriends whenever she modifies majors and nonetheless pines for Victor who cut up for Europe months in the past and he or she may well or may not be writing nameless love letter to ambivalent, hard-drinking Sean, a hopeless romantic who simply has eyes for Lauren, no matter if he leads to mattress with part the campus, and Paul, Lauren's ex, forthrightly bisexual and whose ardour mask a sensible pragmatism. They waste time getting wasted, race from Thirsty Thursday satisfied Hours to Dressed To Get Screwed events to beverages on the fringe of the realm or The Graveyard. The principles of Attraction is a poignant, hilarious tackle the demise of romance.

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Set at a small, prosperous liberal-arts collage in New England on the peak of the Reagan 80s, the principles of appeal is a startlingly humorous, kaleidoscopic novel approximately 3 scholars without plans for the future--or even the present--who develop into entangled in a curious romantic triangle. Bret Easton Ellis trains his incisive gaze at the little ones at self-consciously bohemian Camden collage and treats their sexual posturings and agonies with a mix of acrid hilarity and compassion whereas exposing the ethical vacuum on the heart in their lives.

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He blinked uncomprehendingly at the grey sky. It seemed much more difficult to get things done now that he was dead. Cabal pulled a little black book from his pocket, drew a pencil from its spine, and made a note. Batch 247 seemed to act quickly, but it certainly didn’t help co-ordination in any practical sense. With hindsight, perhaps he should have made some effort to take their souls on a more formal basis as the first donors of the hundred. That he hadn’t was partially down to not being quite sure how one actually sets about taking souls on a more formal basis, but mainly because they had peeved him.

He knew he’d regret it in the morning, but he just wanted to get this whole situation over and done with as quickly as possible. Dennis was shaking his head slowly as he ran through the contingency plans. They’d never made any, so it didn’t take very long. They had considered making some, but, then, they’d also considered getting drunk at the same time. If they had ever actually come up with a contingency plan—and there is no evidence that they did—they had forgotten it again somewhere around the tenth pint.

Said Satan with total innocence. “… I have no grasp of what is involved in this ‘carnival’ business, and I am hardly gregarious. ” There was silence for a long moment. Satan’s periods of good nature—in common with many managerial types—lasted precisely up until the moment he was challenged. He scowled monstrously, the smile falling from his face like a greased pig off a church roof. Quickly, over a period of seconds, the lava lake cooled. The glowing red rock turned dirty grey and then black.

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