Glamorama / Bret Easton Ellis : 3 of 5
As you may know, I'm a fan of Bret Easton Ellis, mainly because I love detail-filled, name-dropping fiction. I got this book for Christmas 2000, and started reading it quickly, but I really slowed down once the plot turned gruesome, so I didn't finish until August! The book is fun to read (for the most part) because of the excellent descriptions, the lifestyles no one could ever lead, and the weird themes (such as freezing air conditioning and the ever-present confetti), but the plot becomes filled with senseless terrorism and graphic murder descriptions (like American Psycho). At the root, it's an excellent parody, but I found the intensity a little over the top for my taste.