This asseveration lead me to the undeserved conceit of imagining life as Ellis (“…after all, who am I compared to him?” says the Woody Allen sequitir in my head), and thus, to imagining what I would do if I were B.E.E. for a day.
Observe the standard middle class dinner party. It’s a constant back and forth summation of the current affairs of the involved parties’ children. Janey’s doing her bachelor of science. Alex just got a job at Starbucks. Ruth started to learn the clarinet. Peter got an A minus in his Napoleon essay.
Bret Easton Ellis’ seventh novel Imperial Bedrooms will be released on June 15 2010. It is the sequel to his first novel Less Than Zero and picks up presumably 25 years after the original. The main crew is still alive –– Clay, Blair, Julian, Trent, and Rip. Just not very well. It turns out, middle age is even more joyless and depraved than adolescence.