History Creator / BretEastonEllis

26th May '16 1:59:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Though in at least one book (''Less Than Zero''), [[PlentyOfBlondes Blond Guys Are Ubiquitous]], so...
** Especially of note is a certain inescapably visible famous blond guy that Patrick Bateman ''idolizes'' in ''Literature/AmericanPsycho''.
28th Apr '16 1:38:50 PM SeanMurrayI
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* OldShame: Averted-- his first published novel, ''Literature/LessThanZero'', was a success. Ellis later said that it's "pretty good writing for someone who was 19".
28th Apr '16 11:21:18 AM SeanMurrayI
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* OneHourWorkWeek: Main characters in his stories are often described as holding some kind of occupation or important responsibility but never seen engaging in anything related to that activity. For instance, all the main characters in ''Literature/TheRulesOfAttraction'' are college students living on campus in the middle a school semester, but no one apparently attends any courses; many main characters in ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'' have cushy office jobs on Wall Street but don't seem to do any kind of business work.
24th Mar '16 10:27:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** Especially of note is a certain inescapably visible famous blond guy that Patrick Bateman ''idolizes'' in ''AmericanPsycho''.

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** Especially of note is a certain inescapably visible famous blond guy that Patrick Bateman ''idolizes'' in ''AmericanPsycho''.''Literature/AmericanPsycho''.



* {{Gorn}}: In all the books to some extent, but reaches an apex in ''AmericanPsycho''.

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* {{Gorn}}: In all the books to some extent, but reaches an apex in ''AmericanPsycho''.''Literature/AmericanPsycho''.



* PostModernism: His books started to feature more and more postmodern elements from ''AmericanPsycho'' onwards, with ''Literature/LunarPark'' the most striking example.

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* PostModernism: His books started to feature more and more postmodern elements from ''AmericanPsycho'' ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'' onwards, with ''Literature/LunarPark'' the most striking example.



* RecursiveCanon: ''Lunar Park'' (Patrick Bateman exists and so does the novel ''AmericanPsycho'').
* SeinfeldianConversation: All of his books have long drawn out conversations about shallow topics, with the Business Card scene from the book and movie of ''AmericanPsycho'' being the most famous.

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* RecursiveCanon: ''Lunar Park'' (Patrick Bateman exists and so does the novel ''AmericanPsycho'').
''Literature/AmericanPsycho'').
* SeinfeldianConversation: All of his books have long drawn out conversations about shallow topics, with the Business Card scene from the book and movie of ''AmericanPsycho'' ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'' being the most famous.



* UnreliableNarrator: Several, but primarily [[AmericanPsycho Patrick Bateman.]]

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* UnreliableNarrator: Several, but primarily [[AmericanPsycho [[Literature/AmericanPsycho Patrick Bateman.]]
4th Jan '16 8:24:07 AM CountMontoni
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** Especially of note is a certain inescapably visible famous blond guy that Patrick Bateman *idolizes* in ''AmericanPsycho''.

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** Especially of note is a certain inescapably visible famous blond guy that Patrick Bateman *idolizes* ''idolizes'' in ''AmericanPsycho''.
4th Jan '16 8:23:24 AM CountMontoni
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** Especially of note is a certain inescapably visible famous blond guy that Patrick Bateman *idolizes* in ''AmericanPsycho''.
4th Jan '16 8:22:02 AM CountMontoni
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* PopularIsDumb: Both perspective and secondary characters in his novels tend to be well connected and have wide social circles... and be shown in dialogue and narration to be offensively, scarily illiterate about anything going on in the real world (usually PlayedForLaughs).
27th Aug '15 8:44:44 PM WillBGood
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Though in at least one book (''Less Than Zero''), Blond Guys Are Ubiquitous, so...

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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Though in at least one book (''Less Than Zero''), [[PlentyOfBlondes Blond Guys Are Ubiquitous, Ubiquitous]], so...
28th Dec '14 8:28:24 PM KentuckyTroper1990
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[[http://podcastone.com/program?action=viewProgram&programID=592 Bret's podcast]] on PodcastOne.com, which updates every Monday.

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[[http://podcastone.com/program?action=viewProgram&programID=592 Bret's podcast]] on PodcastOne.[=PodcastOne=].com, which updates every Monday.
10th Dec '14 5:27:48 PM MarkLungo
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* {{Homage}}: ''Imperial Bedrooms'' was an extended one to classic hard-boiled detective fiction, in the Creator/RaymondChandler[=/=]Creator/JamesMCain tradition.

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''Imperial Bedrooms'' was an extended one to classic hard-boiled detective fiction, in the Creator/RaymondChandler[=/=]Creator/JamesMCain tradition.
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