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Lunar ParkBret Ellis the narrator of Lunar Park is a writer whose first novel Less Than Zero catapulted him to international stardom while he was still in college In the years that followed he found himself adrift in a world of wealth drugs and fame as well as dealing with the u I saw a guy on the tube in London reading this and noticed he was near the end I wanted to stand up and say Hey it's creeping you out isn't it Isn't it ISN'T IT But you just can't live your life that way It's inappropriateBret Easton Ellis on the other hand can do whatever the hell he wants And he does Putting yourself in a novel is either the ballsiest thing you can do or the assy est In this case both But let's put aside the fact that Ellis is writing a tale about semi pseudo Ellis It's also a damn disturbing ride and the fact that he had the nerve to treat himself the way he treats all his other characters facing off with self disemboweling dogs and the world is horrible than we pretend madness is just cold man Cold

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Read eBook ↠ Lunar Park µ ç Bret Ellis the narrator of Lunar Park is a writer whose first novel Less Than Zero catapulted him to international stardom while he was still in college In the years that followed he found himself adrift in a world of wealth drugs and fame as well as dealing with the unexpected death of his abusive father After a E series of murders that all seem to connect to Ellis’s past Reality memoir and fantasy combine to create not only a fascinating version of this most controversial writer but also a deeply moving novel about love and loss parents and children and ultimately forgivene There’s a story behind the film Adaptation scriptwriter Charlie Kaufman had a hard time adapting The Orchid Thief so what did he do He wrote a film about him having a hard time adapting The Orchid Thief writing himself into the script creating for himself a twin brother dedicating the finished piece to the sibling who didn’t exist Author Bret Easton Ellis creator of American Psycho and other “transgressive” novels wrote himself into his novel Lunar Park conjuring for himself a family a film actress wife a uiet neighborhood in the suburbs a son A series of brutal murders a haunting a loss I write stories but I could never imagine writing myself into one of them even as an exercise Of course every writer writes himself into his stories his fears his joys but how terrifying to see your own name on a page to see yourself as a fictional character running away from fictional horrors Honesty can be very frightening so with Lunar Park Ellis was being very brave Ian McEwan asks How can a novelist find atonement when in his novels he is God But Ellis found atonement There was one long passage in the novel that ends with From those of us who are left behind you will be remembered you were the one I needed I loved you in my dreams Writing these words would it be too much to say that Ellis found freedom Perhaps upon finishing the novel he had forgiven everyone and everything that had to be forgiven and in the process also found absolutionI think this is a remarkable book

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Nexpected death of his abusive father After a decade of decadence a chance for salvation arrives; the chance to reconnect with an actress he was once involved with and their son But almost immediately his new life is threatened by a freak seuence of events and a bizarr Find all of my reviews at “You dream a book and sometimes the dream comes true When you give up life for fiction you become a character” What is Lunar Park Brett Easton Ellis claims it to be his homage to Stephen King and you will see later in this review that it did indeed bring to mind one particular King character – but when I really need to break it down to basics I’m going with Lunar Park is what would happen if American Psycho and Fight Club and The Amityville Horror and Cujo all had a babyThis book is Ellis’ “memoir” if you will The story begins with a review of his uick rise to the A List with the release of Less Than Zero and follows with the recognition of the almost immediate downward spiral that came with that success and which Ellis found himself looping through for years Ellis takes ownership that American Psycho was a sort of “beginning of the end” with respect to his mental state For the haters of American Psycho he issues an apology of sorts “I was not about to put myself through that experience again – of revisiting Patrick Bateman Exploring that kind of violence had been “interesting” and “exciting” and it was all “metaphorical” anyway – at least to me at that moment in my life when I was young and pissed off and had not yet grasped my own mortality a time when physical pain and real suffering held no meaning for me” For the lovers of American Psycho aka MEEEEEEEEEE Ellis confirms the argument we’ve been making about the book for eons “The murders and torture were in fact fantasies fueled by Patrick Bateman's rage and fury about how life in America was structured and how this had – no matter the size of his wealth – trapped him The fantasies were an escape This was the book’s thesis It was about society and manners and s and not about cutting up women How could anyone who read the book not see this” Ha Take that suckersOnce Ellis is done summarizing his past he takes us to the near present Now attempting life as a not so straightlaced married man and father of two Ellis lives in the ‘burbs of the upper East coast and is starting a new novel which from its description sounds like Chuck Palahniuk’s latest Ellis knew it would be a struggle to go from ultimate sinner to wanna be saint but he had no idea what ghosts would come back to haunt him – morphing Lunar Park from a “Where Are They Now to a tale of true horror “I was living in a movie in a novel an idiot’s dream that someone else was writing and I was becoming amazed – dazzled – by my dissolution” If you want a book that comes out of the gate revving its engines and raring to go Lunar Park probably isn’t what you’re after However if you want a slow burn that is the reading euivalent of a full course meal I highly recommend this one Ellis proves that when you get rid of all the hype and hoopla surrounding his books he is above all else a master wordsmith I was glued to this one to the last page and delighted in trying to figure out “who was the bad guy” dun dun dunnnnnnn Was it a ghost Patrick Bateman The author himself Or could it be the most horrific creature of all the FURBY You’ll have to read it for yourself to find outMy endless thanks go to Snotchocheez for the recommendation You did good