The Rules of Attraction
|Author:||Bret Easton Ellis|
Incisive, controversial and startlingly funny, "The Rules of Attraction" examines a group of affluent students at a small, self-consciously bohemian, liberal-arts college on America's East Coast. Lauren, who changes the man in her bed even more often than she changes course, is dating Victor but sleeping with Sean. Sean - cool, ambivalent and deeply cynical - might be in love with Lauren, but he's not going to let that stop him from bedding Paul. Paul, as shrewd as he is passionate, is Lauren's ex-lover and the final point in this curious triangle. This is a breathtaking tale of sex, expectation, desire and frustration. "A tour of the heart of darkness, a moral armageddon". ("The Times"). "Compelling ...sympathetic to his 'lost generation' the way only Fitzgerald was about his". ("Vanity Fair"). "One of the primary inside sources in upper-middle-class America's continuing investigation of what has happened to its children". ("New York Times"). "Inspired. A wonderfully comic novel". (Gore Vidal)
A startlingly funny, kaleidoscopic novel about three students with no plans for the future - or even the present - who become entangled in a curious romantic triangle.