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5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe you missed the point......., July 5, 2001
This review is from: Glamorama (Vintage Contemporaries) (Paperback)
After reading the many reveiws bashing this book and dismissing it for "having no plot" or being "severly disjointed", I felt the need to put in a few good words for poor Mr Ellis. I feel some of these reveiwers have missed the point. The point being that there is no point---if you can follow that. The protaganist, Victor Ward and his deviant cohorts are simply props in Ellis' satire of the celebrity obsessed society that we live in. He shows his thorough understanding of the topic with his irreverent, witty dialogue, and his ludicrous storyline. Yes, Ellis is an acquired taste...but if you start off small with maybe Less Than Zero--my personal favorite--and work your way up to Glamorama, I truly beleive that you will learn to appreciate his obsessive attention to detail and long run on sentences. It is Ellis' unique style that makes his books so intruiging. Nowhere else have I found the dark poignant nihilism that fills the pages of Ellis' novels. If you like that kind of thing, then by all means read Glamorama, because Ellis is this genre's master and this is his masterpeice.
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