The rules of attraction

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 1, 1987 - Fiction - 283 pages
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Through vignettes told in each of the characters's voices, readers have a kaleidoscopic view of clashing expectations and crushing frustrations, of adolescent dreams fueled by inchoate desires. The Rules of Attraction is a poignant--and sometimes hilarious--evocation of college life in the 1980s.

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I did not particularly care for the way this book was written. The constant change in characters made it difficult to follow and keep track of which character was talking. Although the lack of a plot was an interesting concept I felt like the book did not keep my attention for that reason. It was basically an excuse to put sex and drugs in a books and since I read Ellis' better books before I read this one I was basically just disappointed by this one, because I knew that he could do better. 

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This book is a mystery. Not its genre but the fact that I was so many different emotions after reading. I hated this book because there were so many characters it was very hard to follow. I was bored ... Read full review


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Bret Easton Ellis is the author of four 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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