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GLAMORAMA: [059]**{FIRST EDITION ~ AS NEW ~ UNREAD & UNOPENED}**[059]

ELLIS, BRET EASTON: 4th NOVEL by the Author of LESS THAN ZERO and AMERICAN PSYCHO

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ISBN 10: 0375404120 / ISBN 13: 9780375404122
Published by Alfred A Knopf Inc., Random House, Inc., New York, New York 10019, 1999
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This Novel is UNIQUELY BOUNED in High Gloss Pictorial Covers. Front and Rear Covers are GLOSSY BLACK, Scattered with the Faces of the GLITTEATI, the Spine is GLOSSY WHITE, Lettered in BLUE & WHITE. The Front of the WHITE Dust Jacket is Peppered with Die Cut Holes. The Faces on the Cover are seen through the Peek-A-Boo Jacket. WHITE End Papers and BLACK & WHITE Checkered Headband. DECKLED Fore Edges. Listed, CIP (Cataloging in Publication) Number: 98-14215. Stated, "Manufactured in the United States of America", "Published Simultaneously in Canada", and "FIRST EDITION". FIRST PRINTING w/o Number Line, a Knopf Tradition. Spine is Tight & Crisp. Boards are Flat & True; the Corners are Square w/o Bumps. No Wear Marks on Edges. Pages are Clear, Clean, Unmarked and Bright White. No Marks. No Underlining. No Wrinkles or Creases. Not a REMAINDER. Not EX-LIB. Not BCE. Pictorial Dust Jacket is not Price Clipped, Listing $25.00, PDC (Publication Date Code): 1/99, ISBN-10: 0-375-40412-0 and BCN (Bar Code Number): 52500. This PRISTINE FIRST EDITION will make a WELCOMED and VALUED Addition to your BRET EASTON ELLIS Collection. ENJOY! Read it. IT IS VERY GOOD! This is a GIFT QUALITY, COLLECTABLE, INVESTMENT COPY! ***THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL BOOK*** PLEASE SEE OUR COLLECTION FOR ADDITIONAL TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR. [059]. Bookseller Inventory # 001213

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Title: GLAMORAMA: [059]**{FIRST EDITION ~ AS NEW ~ ...

Publisher: Alfred A Knopf Inc., Random House, Inc., New York, New York 10019

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Book Design: Iris Weinstein; Jacket Design: Chip Kidd; Jacket Photography: Patrick McMullan; Author's Photo by Ian Gittler

Book Condition:AS NEW ~ UNREAD & UNOPENED

Dust Jacket Condition: AS NEW w/Brodart Mylar Cover

Signed: NOT SIGNED

Edition: 1st Edition "STATED"

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Synopsis:

We'll slide down the surface of things . . .

From his first novel--Less Than Zero, published when he was still a college student--to his most recent--the fierce American PsychoBret Easton Ellis has been a powerful and original presence in contemporary literature, whether giving voice to a previously inchoate generation or provoking a controversy that raged throughout the culture.

Now he takes a quantum leap forward: an awesome reckoning of the American Century at endgame. In Glamorama, a young man in what is recognizably fashion- and celebrity-obsessed Manhattan is gradually, imperceptibly drawn into a shadowy looking-glass of that society, there and in London and Paris, and then finds himself trapped on the other side,
in a much darker place where fame and terrorism and family and politics are inextricably linked and sometimes indistinguishable. At once implicated and horror-stricken, his ways of escape blocked at every turn, he ultimately discovers--back on the other, familiar side--that there was no mirror, no escape, no world but this one in which hotels implode and planes fall from the sky.

Time and again, the novel confounds one's expectations of it, and Bret Ellis accomplishes the transitions from comic to surreal to horrific to humane with astonishing confidence. Matching ambition with artistic maturity, Glamorama is at once hilarious, savage in its worldly observation, and compassionate in its vision: a defining novel of our times.

Review:

Glamorama is a satirical mass-murder opus more ambitious than Bret Easton Ellis's 1990 American Psycho. It starts as a spritz-of-consciousness romp about kid-club entrepreneur Victor Ward, "the It boy of the moment," an actor-model up for Flatliners II. Ellis has perfect pitch for glam-speak, and he gives nightlife the fizz, pace, and shimmer it lacks in drab reality. Anyone could cite the right celeb names and tunes, but like a rock-polishing machine, his prose gives literary sheen to fame-chasing air-kissers. He's coldly funny: when Victor's girl tries to argue him out of a breakup, she angrily snorts six bumps of coke, stops, mutters, "Wrong vial," snorts four corrective doses from whatever she has in her other fist, then objects to a rival at the party wearing the same dress she's wearing.

You had to be there; Ellis makes you feel you are. But such satire is a very smart bomb targeting a very large barn. Models' status anxiety doesn't merit Ellis's Tom Wolfe-esque expertise. Glamorama gets better when Victor gets drafted into a mysterious group of model-terrorists who bomb 747s and the Ritz in Paris, wearing Kevlar-lined Armani suits. Oh, they still behave like shallow snobs, pronouncing "cool" as if it had 12 o's. But now when somebody swills Cristal, it's apt to be poisoned, to horrific effect, which Ellis expertly, affectlessly describes. His enfant-terrible debut, Less Than Zero, aped Joan Didion. Now Ellis has grown into a lesser Don DeLillo--and that's high praise. --Tim Appelo

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