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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Three hundred pages of ridiculous exposition punctuated with a pretty awesome 150 page thriller at the end. I love Ellis, but this may be one of his weaker books. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Pumpkin Escobar
Ellis is a one of a kind writer, and very talented. This novel is exciting to the point of causing sleep loss. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeffrey Robert Norman
I enjoyed reading this and was sucked in, but I found the ending confusing. The main character was replaced by a double so convincing that even his sister could not tell, which I... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
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Such a shame that Barnes and Noble doesn't sell it. Read more
Maybe it's just me but I found this book boring and slow . My least favorite of his novels so far.....shrug?Published 9 months ago by Matthew P. Wineberg
..while having read maybe 1/3 into the story, I decided if I read the words "Prada" or "Guess" one more time I will chuck the book through the window.... Read morePublished 12 months ago by jesussucks
This book is non-linear and meandering, and the constant name-dropping and brand flashing should be annoying, but it isn't. Read morePublished 12 months ago by animalisa
While I did like the book, I did not enjoy it anywhere near as much as his first four books. I found the story to slightly drag a little too long. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Charles A. Garrett