Glamorama

Glamorama

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Baker & Taylor
A young man from the fashionable, celebrity-obsessed society of New York finds himself gradually drawn into a shadowy, dark side of that society, until he becomes trapped in a terrifying world in which politics and family, terrorism and fame become inextricably intertwined

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Baker
& Taylor

A young man from the fashionable, celebrity-obsessed society of New York finds himself gradually drawn into a shadowy, dark side of that society, until he becomes trapped in terrifying world in which politics and family, terrorism and fame become inextricably intertwined. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375404122
0375404120
Branch Call Number: ELL
Characteristics: 481 p. ; 24 cm.

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CallMe_AKA
Oct 25, 2016

As a novelist, Ellis really needs to take some serious creative writing courses.

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Cecilturtle
Dec 15, 2013

This is my second book by Easton Ellis and I should know by now that it will make me squirm. There are some particularly gruesome scenes that make gore horror seem like a walk in the park - but these are my limitations that don't necessarily take away from the book itself. The construction from the incredibly frivolous world of celebrities to the sophisticated international espionage scene is quite compelling and the book picks up in pace to the point where the 500+ pages actually fly by.
I had trouble with the plot, but this sense of imbalance is what makes this story powerful. Added to this is the imagery of coldness and confetti, the music and the smells, which really appeal to all sense and the reader is overwhelmed by glitz and fear.
One thing is certain: this book will leave no one indifferent.

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