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Entertaining but shallow in subject and style,
This review is from: Kill Your Friends (Paperback)Firstly, this book is a terrific read. Entertaining and amusing. That said, it's also pretty trashy and shallow. The themes, content and style are all lifted from 80's American 'Brat Pack' writers. Not just Bret Easton-Ellis (although the similarities to American Psycho are many and varied, right up to using a bent coat hanger in unusual ways) but also Jay McInerney, Mark Lindquist et al.
Some of the phrases such as 'pointlessly handsome', are also jarringly familiar. (A quick google search on this one suggests it might have been coined by Martin Amis).
I would recommend this book to take on holiday and read by the pool rather than as anything more nourishing. Make sure you take some more books with you though, this one will be finished by about Tuesday.