Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Imperial Bedrooms

Finally, the long-awaited follow-up to Less Than Zero (which happens to be one of my favorite movies)...Imperial Bedrooms will be released at the end of June...Bret Easton Ellis’s debut, Less Than Zero, is one of the signal novels of the last thirty years, and he now follows those infamous teenagers into an even more desperate middle age.

Clay, a successful screenwriter, has returned from New York to Los Angeles to help cast his new movie, and he’s soon drifting through a long-familiar circle. Blair, his former girlfriend, is married to Trent, an influential manager who’s still a bisexual philanderer, and their Beverly Hills parties attract various levels of fame, fortune and power. Then there’s Clay’s childhood friend Julian, a recovering addict, and their old dealer, Rip, face-lifted beyond recognition and seemingly even more sinister than in his notorious past.

But Clay’s own demons emerge once he meets a gorgeous young actress determined to win a role in his movie. And when his life careens completely out of control, he has no choice but to plumb the darkest recesses of his character and come to terms with his proclivity for betrayal.

P.S. I don't care what the reviews are for this book. I've read every B.E.E. book and I'll read this one too.
Update: I finished this book in two or three sittings. This is classic Bret Easton Ellis and I really enjoyed it. It's a quick read but I recommend re-reading or watching Less Than Zero as a refresher beforehand if you aren't familiar with the characters since this is considered the sequel.


Rebecca said...

Me too...I've already pre-ordered and can't wait to read it...I'm about to re-read Less Than Zero. We'll have to compare notes after devouring the book!

Thanks for all the great, if only I had more time to just read!

The Handsome Dunce of Camden College Fame said...

The Easton Author has begun his sequels. May he learn to evaluate the freshmen at Camden College better in their later days..