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.
Read Online or Download The Rules of Attraction PDF
Similar fiction books
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.
The Austrian Robert Musil (1880-1942), a principal determine within the modernist stream, is understood basically for his magnum opus, the guy with no characteristics. yet right here, in those 5 tales tales as the most important to the knowledge of the guy with out traits (and Musil's huge literary impact and value) as Joyce's Dubliners is to Ulysses, he screens one other face, one who is by way of flip extravagant, sensual, mystical, and autobiographical.
The Walker Brothers…
Tall, darkish, and lethal, those 3 brothers run Walker safeguard. every one brother is exclusive in his equipment and talents, yet all percentage key similarities. they're enthusiastic about these they love, relentless whilst combating for a reason they think in, and all think that no case is simply too tough, no chance too darkish. commitment is what they convey, effects are their gift.
Charleen, a divorced girl attending her widowed mother's moment marriage ceremony, makes startling discoveries approximately different relations attending the reunion and achieves a brand new figuring out of herself and her personal lifestyles.
Additional info for The Rules of Attraction
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.
The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis