Less Than Zero (Paperback)
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Less Than Zero (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 01/04/2011
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In 1985, Bret Easton Ellis shocked, stunned and disturbed with his debut novel, Less Than Zero. Published when he was just twenty-one, this extraordinary and instantly infamous work has done more than simply define a genre, it has become a rare thing: a cult classic and a timeless embodiment of the zeitgeist. It continues to be a landmark in the lives of successive generations of readers across the globe. Filled with relentless drinking in seamy bars and glamorous nightclubs, wild, drug-fuelled parties, and dispassionate sexual encounters, Less Than Zero - narrated by Clay, an eighteen-year-old student returning home to Los Angeles for Christmas - is a fierce coming-of-age story, justifiably celebrated for its unflinching depiction of hedonistic youth, its brutal portrayal of the inexorable consequences of such moral depravity, and its author's refusal to condone or chastise such behaviour. 'An extraordinarily accomplished first novel' New Yorker 'The Catcher in the Rye for the MTV generation' USA Today 'One of the most disturbing novels I've read in a long time. It possesses an unnerving air of documentary reality' Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330539326

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There is something in the gnarled, bleak, emotionless prose of Bret Easton Ellis that makes him possibly my favourite contemporary writer and this is coming from a huge fan of the polar opposite (in terms of... More

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1st September 2013
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“Less Than Zero”

A shallow, shimmering swimming pool of a novel that draws you in but ultimately leaves you feeling rather unfulfilled and unrefreshed; I felt the same way about J.G. Ballard's Cocaine Nights and though I know... More

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21st November 2012
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