♦ US novelist
He was born in Los Angeles and educated at Bennington College, Vermont. Less Than Zero (1985), published when he was an undergraduate, was hailed by critics for its stark combination of grim subject matter and detached, documentary-style prose, drawing comparisons to Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. The Rules of Attraction (1987) continued his dissection of the jaded amorality of "Generation X" youth. American Psycho (1991, filmed 2001), a graphically violent novel about a serial killer which Ellis describes as a satirical black comedy, established his celebrity but provoked a public debate about his literary merits. The Informers (1994), Glamorama (1998) and Lunar Park (2005), a semi-autobiographical ghost story, have followed.
1964- ♦ US novelist He was born in Los Angeles and educated at Bennington College, Vermont. Less Than Zero (1985), published when he was an undergrad
American Psycho , 1991 ; Bret Easton Ellis He is a handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent young man, who earns a huge...
E. was twenty-one and a student at Bennington College in Vermont when his first book, Less than Zero ( 1985 ), was published...