Imagine becoming a best-selling novelist, and almost immediately famous and wealthy, while still in college, and before long seeing your insufferable father reduced to a bag of ashes in a safety-deposit box, while after American Psycho your celebrity drowns in a sea of vilification, booze, and drugs.
Then imagine having a second chance ten years later, as the Bret Easton Ellis of this remarkable novel is given, with a wife, children, and suburban sobriety—only to watch this new life shatter beyond recognition in a matter of days. At a fateful Halloween party he glimpses a disturbing (fictional) character driving a car identical to his late father’s, his stepdaughter’s doll violently “malfunctions,” and their house undergoes bizarre transformations both within and without. Connecting these aberrations to graver events—a series of grotesque murders that no longer seem random and the epidemic disappearance of boys his son’s age—Ellis struggles to defend his family against this escalating menace even as his wife, their therapists, and the police insist that his apprehensions are rooted instead in substance abuse and egomania.
Lunar Park confounds one expectation after another, passing through comedy and mounting horror, both psychological and supernatural, toward an astonishing resolution—about love and loss, fathers and sons—in what is surely the most powerfully original and deeply moving novel of an extraordinary career.
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Bret Easton Ellis is the author of four previous novels and a collection of stories, which have been translated into twenty-seven languages. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York City.From AudioFile:
James Van Der Beek affects the flat tone and world-weary attitude of burned-out, drug-addicted novelist Bret Easton Ellis in this fictional memoir of a novelist named Bret Easton Ellis. Van Der Beek shines in the first chapter as Ellis mixes real and imagined scenes from his tabloid-documented life. The story contrasts the heightened reality of his life among the million-dollar mansions of the newly rich with details of his adjustment to his new roles as husband and father. There's social satire mixed with true horror and pathos as Ellis deals with issues related to finding himself in a family. As always, Ellis's take on modern life can be jolting. R.O. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Descripción Knopf, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0375412913
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Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. First edition. First printing. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. New! A pristine unread copy. Very fine/very fine in all repsects. This book was purchased new and opened only for author to sign. Smoke free shop. Shipped in sturdy box with bubble wrap. (No defects, no bumps, marks, etc.) Comes with mylar dust jacket wrapper. Lunar Park uses the form of a celebrity memoir to tell a ghost story about the novelist "Bret Easton Ellis" and his experiences in the apparently haunted home he shares with his wife and son. Lunar Park is allegedly being made into a movie, adapted by sreenwriter Lane Shadgett, but it's been in the works a long time now. Perhaps his most accomplished novel. You cannot find a better copy. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 0106-81