Less Than Zero

Bret Easton Ellis - Less Than ZeroI just finished reading Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis. I rather wish I hadn’t.

This is a darkly depressing book that should not be read by anyone who has darkly depressive tendencies. It shouldn’t even have been written by anyone with those tendencies. Have a care, Bret! And do take care, me old china!

Three stars (out of five) not because it is badly written (it’s quite engaging actually), but because I don’t think it should have been written.

It’s not that dark things don’t happen – they do. It’s just that thinking, speaking, writing about darkness invokes it rather than dispels it.

*poddles off to turn an extra lamp on – just in case, and then goes into the kitchen to make a nice cup of tea*

Advertisements

24 thoughts on “Less Than Zero

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s