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    DescriptionIn this seductive and chillingly nihilistic novel, Bret Easton Ellis, the author of American Psycho, returns to Los Angeles, the city whose moral badlands he portrayed unforgettably in Less Than Zero. This time is the early eighties. The characters go to the same schools and eat at the same restaurants. Their voices enfold us as seamlessly as those of DJs heard over a car radio. They have sex with the same boys and girls and buy from the same dealers. In short, they are connected in the only way people can be in that city. Dirk sees his best friend killed in a desert car wreck, then rifles through his pockets for a last joint before the ambulance comes. Cheryl, a wannabe newscaster, chides her future stepdaughter, "You're tan but you don't look happy." Jamie is a clubland carnivore with a taste for human blood. As rendered by Ellis, their interactions compose a chilling, fascinating, and outrageous descent into the abyss beneath L.A.'s gorgeous surfaces.


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    Title
    The Informers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bret Easton Ellis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679743248
    ISBN 10: 0679743243
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN, CULT/WSTCST, GEOG/CALIFO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCALIF
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/CALOSA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3555.L5937 I54 1995
    Edition statement
    Trade Paperback.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 August 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Bret Easton Ellis is the author of four previous novels and a collection of stories, which have been translated into twenty-seven languages. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York City.
    Review quote
    "The Informers skillfully accomplishes its goal of depicting a modern moral wasteland. . . arguably Ellis's best." --"The Boston Globe" "A post-modern Winesburg, Ohio. . . . Ellis's cleverness is on full display. . . . He has a keen ear for dialogue, a sharp eye for the moral bankruptcy of modern life, and a vivid imagination." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "The Informers is spare, austere, elegantly designed, telling in detail, coolly ferocious, sardonic in its humor; every vestige of authorial sentiment is expunged. . . . Truly unsettling." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Bret Easton Ellis. . . is an extremely traditional and very serious American novelist. He is the model of literary filial piety, counting among his parents Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nathanael West, and Joan Didion." --"The Washington Post"