As a novelist, Ellis really needs to take some serious creative writing courses.
This is my second book by Easton Ellis and I should know by now that it will make me squirm. There are some particularly gruesome scenes that make gore horror seem like a walk in the park - but these are my limitations that don't necessarily take away from the book itself. The construction from the incredibly frivolous world of celebrities to the sophisticated international espionage scene is quite compelling and the book picks up in pace to the point where the 500+ pages actually fly by.
I had trouble with the plot, but this sense of imbalance is what makes this story powerful. Added to this is the imagery of coldness and confetti, the music and the smells, which really appeal to all sense and the reader is overwhelmed by glitz and fear.
One thing is certain: this book will leave no one indifferent.
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