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Just tell me what this one means so we can move on.

I wllis just write down Victor is everyone of us, we’re products of consumerism and all that, but you’d just be rolling your eyes all over and I’m way too biased to rate this book a full five. To start with, it all seems simple enough.

It’s downright disgusting, creepy and ugly. Time describes the novel as “a screed against models and celebrity. This is the worst book I have ever read from cover to cover.

Lindsay Whalen’s Gophers suffer first defeat of season, at Michigan. But the future he gets is not the one he had in mind. Everything is brash and bloated including the word-countbut you can’t complain; it’s meant to be like that.

Maybe its the fact that I’m sixteen, maybe it’s that the first half was so banal, so utterly ridiculous, such an anesthetic to the violence splayed out on the pages I’m reading now. Read our ellia standards StarTribune. But what is it really about? Ellis’s style makes this all pretty funny, but then I might actually have liked this one more than “American Psycho,” now that I think about it.


After this set-up, “Glamorama” gets progressively darker as Victor is recruited by a stranger to find an old classmate who is missing in Europe. Refresh and try again. Then all of a sudden, there is a drastic twist in the story.

A CNN reviewer gives the example of Victor not wanting to explain his impersonator, “because the places he was seen were always hot spots he should have frequented.

Ellis dissects the glitterati in ‘Glamorama’

Aug 20, Sarah rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Models in the novel act as a synecdoche of the larger culture. Inwhen a film adaptation of Glamorama was mentioned in an interview with Movieline. May 21, Nate rated it did not like it Shelves: Victor Ward is the novel’s lead character, who had previously appeared as Victor Johnson in The Rules of Attraction The ideology of the terrorists is never specified and Ellis demurs from offering anything like the critique of right-wing politics that kept American Psycho focused in its outrage.

He unwittingly joins an international terrorist cell—while, at the same time, acting in a movie about an international vlamorama cell—comprised of bomb-throwing fashion models.

Yet this also opens up the terrifying glamotama of journalism and it’s power over both celebrities and the mass public. View all 8 comments. Taking a page from this p Some feminist critic I think it was Kate Millet once criticized John Updike for being “a penis with a thesaurus”. glsmorama

What do you give a man with two girlfriends? A really hard time…

Shortly thereafter Victor, who is increasingly suffering from mental turmoil, is visited by a mysterious private investigator, by the name of Palakon. The importance rests on celebrity names – the only important this is where you are seen and who you are seen with.


Published March 21st by Vintage first published Rereading this for the fourth or fifth time, and it gets better and better. Even though I enjoyed the satire initially, it took forever to finish first two parts of the glaamorama. Victor engages in a bisexual threesome with him and with Jamie Fields.

Did we end up hating each other? On the club’s opening night Victor steps through the glossy, brightly lit mirror of invite-only parties, VIP clubs, fashion shows glamofama paparazzi photo-ops, entering a matte-black underworld of subterfuge, double plots, terrorism and torture.

Truly, the twist is never reconciled within the novel and the reader is left feeling literally mind-fucked. Network program that pretends it’s not gay but is so gay even Logo won’t touch it. An affirmation inside a horror story. Maybe it was luck.

Ellis dissects the glitterati in ‘Glamorama’ –

Palakon is somehow associated with the French embassy, and then not. This page was glaomrama edited on 6 Novemberat But the future he gets is not the one he had in mind.

Ellis is the most gifted writer I have read. Fashion Models and B-class celebrities turned International Terrorists!

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