The Rules of Attraction

The Rules of Attraction

Paperback Picador

By (author) Bret Easton Ellis

$9.57
List price $20.25
You save $10.68 52% off

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Additional formats available

Format
CD-Audio $13.48
  • Publisher: PICADOR
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 23mm | 277g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0330536346
  • ISBN 13: 9780330536349
  • Sales rank: 13,192

Product description

Incisive, controversial and startlingly funny, The Rules of Attraction examines a group of affluent students at a small, self-consciously bohemian, liberal-arts college on America's East Coast. Lauren, who changes the man in her bed even more often than she changes course, is dating Victor but sleeping with Sean. Sean -- cool, ambivalent and deeply cynical -- might be in love with Lauren, but he's not going to let that stop him from bedding Paul. Paul, as shrewd as he is passionate, is Lauren's ex-lover and the final point in this curious triangle. This is a breathtaking tale of sex, expectation, desire and frustration. 'A tour of the heart of darkness, a moral armageddon' The Times 'Compelling ...sympathetic to his "lost generation" the way only Fitzgerald was about his' Vanity Fair 'One of the primary inside sources in upper-middle-class America's continuing investigation of what has happened to its children' New York Times 'Inspired. A wonderfully comic novel' Gore Vidal

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

Author information

Bret Easton Ellis is the author of five novels and a collection of stories, which have been translated into twenty-seven languages. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York.

Review quote

"Inspired. A wonderfully comic novel." --Gore Vidal "Ellis is, first and last, a moralist. Under cover of his laconic voice, every word in his [novels] springs from grieving outrage at our spiritual condition." --"Los Angeles Times Book Review" "Serves to establish Mr. Ellis's reputation further as one of the primary inside sources in upper-middle-class America's continuing investigation of what has happened to its children." --"The New York Times Book Review"

Flap copy

Set at a small, affluent liberal-arts college in New England at the height of the Reagan 80s, The Rules of Attraction is a startlingly funny, kaleidoscopic novel about three students with no plans for the future--or even the present--who become entangled in a curious romantic triangle. Bret Easton Ellis trains his incisive gaze on the kids at self-consciously bohemian Camden College and treats their sexual posturings and agonies with a mixture of acrid hilarity and compassion while exposing the moral vacuum at the center of their lives. Lauren changes boyfriends every time she changes majors and still pines for Victor who split for Europe months ago and she might or might not be writing anonymous love letter to ambivalent, hard-drinking Sean, a hopeless romantic who only has eyes for Lauren, even if he ends up in bed with half the campus, and Paul, Lauren's ex, forthrightly bisexual and whose passion masks a shrewd pragmatism. They waste time getting wasted, race from Thirsty Thursday Happy Hours to Dressed To Get Screwed parties to drinks at The Edge of the World or The Graveyard. The Rules of Attraction is a poignant, hilarious take on the death of romance.