Spy Notes on McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City, Janowitz's Slaves of New York, Ellis' Less Than Zero, and All Those Other Hip Urban Novels of the 1980s
Spy Notes is deadpan parody, a Cliffs Notes for the ultra hip pop novels that have served to define the fiction of the eighties. Summarizes drug-, sex-, and postadolescent-angst-filled plots in the flat, junior college, arch-academic tone characteristic of Cliffs and Monarch Notes. Doubleday.
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abortion Alex American Dad Angeles apartment bathroom Becky Big City BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE Blair boyfriend Bret Easton Ellis Bright Lights calls Camden Chowderhead Clay goes Clay meets Clay remembers Clay's cocaine Commentary Dean discothèque drinking liquor drug Eisenstadt Ellis's exclusive college father feel fellatio fiction Fisketjon friends genre girl girlfriend heroin item New York Jamie's Jay McInerney Jeannie Julian leaves Less Than Zero LIST OF CHARACTERS Lulu lunch Mannie marijuana Mark Lindquist Marley Marley's sister McInerney's metaphor Mgungu Miranda mother movie narrator night nightclub novel Page Six Palm Springs party Paul pregnant published Ransom reader Rebecca Rockaway roommate Rules of Attraction says Sean's second-person narrative sexual Slaves smoke marijuana Stash story suicide take cocaine takes some cocaine talks Tama Janowitz television tells thinks Timmy Trent tries urinate Victor wants watches woman writing York Post York social circles Yorker young Zeke