Books for Guys that actually like to readPosted: April 13, 2012
i read this book back when i was a senior in high school, the title grabbed my attention and i was looking for “less than zero”. they didn’t have it but DID have, “the rules of attraction”. i copped it and read it in 3 days. it’s REALLY good. it’s basically a story told by 3 different characters who are attending college at a small new england school. there’s sex, gay sex, drinking, partying, and basically pretentious pampered white kids enjoying the 80’s. from amazon-
“Set at a small, affluent liberal-arts college in New England at the height of the Reagan 80s, The Rules of Attraction is a startlingly funny, kaleidoscopic novel about three students with no plans for the future–or even the present–who become entangled in a curious romantic triangle. Bret Easton Ellis trains his incisive gaze on the kids at self-consciously bohemian Camden College and treats their sexual posturings and agonies with a mixture of acrid hilarity and compassion while exposing the moral vacuum at the center of their lives.
Lauren changes boyfriends every time she changes majors and still pines for Victor who split for Europe months ago and she might or might not be writing anonymous love letter to ambivalent, hard-drinking Sean, a hopeless romantic who only has eyes for Lauren, even if he ends up in bed with half the campus, and Paul, Lauren’s ex, forthrightly bisexual and whose passion masks a shrewd pragmatism. They waste time getting wasted, race from Thirsty Thursday Happy Hours to Dressed To Get Screwed parties to drinks at The Edge of the World or The Graveyard. The Rules of Attraction is a poignant, hilarious take on the death of romance.”
i’d also like to point out that Sean is the younger brother of Patrick Bateman from “american psycho”. read it.
as an aside, i’d like to add that i finished Athol Kay’s latest book and i have to say, it’s REALLY good. Athol is a master of relationship game. see, i’m not too interested in pickup game. i’m not out to get laid. if you have a genuine interest in being better at KEEPING a woman, Athol is your yoda. do yourself a favor and cop Married Man Sex Life: do these pant’s make my ass look fat?
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