7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful, funny and achingly romantic,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Rules of Attraction (Paperback)
This is Easton Ellis' most often over-looked (and slighted) novel. After the precocious talent and nihilism of "Less Than Zero" and before the media-bating frenzy of "American Psycho", this novel is a gentle, funny and caring character study of three people in a sad and confused love triangle, all at university in America.
Each of them (and a cast of supporting characters) tell their linked, over-lapping story from their own perspective: reading into actions and words what they want to believe is there. It's in this dramtic construct that much of the poignancy and the humour lies.
It's funny, it's sexy and it's very involving - and it deserves to be given a bit more attention.