John Dugdale

More American Psychos

Lunar Park

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It’s been a long time since Bret Easton Ellis produced a novel that impressed anybody: fifteen years, in fact, since the problematic but undoubtedly compelling American Psycho, in which the anti-hero was a yuppie serial killer. Nine years later, Glamorama, involving terrorists using the fashion world as cover, was generally seen as reflecting authorial burnout and a tendency to follow a work of pungent originality with an inferior effort in the same vein – before this pair of Nineties thrillers came the two Reagan-era updatings of Vile Bodies: Less Than Zero and The Rules of Attraction.

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