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Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis


Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis

Clay is a successful screenwriter, middle-aged and disaffected; he's in LA to cast his new movie. However, this trip is anything other than professional, and he's soon drifting through a louche and long-familiar circle - a world largely populated by the band of infamous teenagers first introduced in Bret Easton Ellis's first novel Less Than Zero. After a meeting with a gorgeous but talentless actress determined to win a role in his movie, Clay finds himself connected with Kelly Montrose, a producer whose gruesomely violent death is suddenly very much the talk of the town. Imperial Bedrooms follows Clay as his debauched reverie is interrupted by a violent plot for revenge and his seemingly endless proclivity for betrayal and exploitation looks set to land him somewhere darker and more ominous than ever before.


Hypnotic. . . . A haunting vision of disillusionment, twenty-first-century style. -- People This sequel is very much on target. . . . [Ellis] uses the thriller framework to infuse nerve-rending unease into this look at Tinseltown mores. Grade: A- -- Entertainment Weekly

Taut and ultimately terrifying. . . . In six novels, the author has emerged as one of the most gifted and serious novelists working in America today. -- Financial Times Enough talk of [Ellis's] literary genius, let's call him what he really is: a terrific horror writer. . . . An absolute creepfest [and] a festival of panting paranoia. -- Chicago Sun-Times

Brutally conceived, and effectively done. . . . There is no doubt that Ellis retains the ability to startle and disquiet. -- The Times Literary Supplement (London) Arrestingly spare . . . will leave you feeling bruised, guarded and a little nervous about noises at night. . . . What you really notice is Ellis's new

About the Author

Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis is the author of four previous novels and a collection of stories, which have been translated into twenty-seven languages. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York City.

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Publication date

1st April 2011


Bret Easton Ellis

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Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan


192 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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