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Literature / Lunar Park

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A semi-autobiographical horror novel, detailing Bret Easton Ellis's rise to fame and the fictional story of his second-tier movie star wife and their experiences in a suburban house that may be haunted...

It's also a partial sequel to American Psycho and an homage to The Shining.

This book contains the following tropes:

  • From Bad to Worse: Terrorist attacks, nationwide disappearances of pre-teen boys, a haunted house, a local serial killer patterning his crimes on American Psycho and Keanu Reeves. These things are merely a pretext to whats to come.
  • Homage: Lunar Park is largely a Stephen King pastiche, especially The Shining.
  • Jack the Ripoff: The Big Bad of the novel is revealed to be Bernard Erlanger, a man who became so obsessed with American Psycho that he began to imitate Patrick Bateman's murders and terrorize Ellis himself over the phone, while also posing as Detective Kimball and pretending to investigate his own crimes.