Started by children with angels, June 17, 2003, 08:59:29 AM
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Quote from: cecil b. dementedi half-agree with what you say about RoA though. but i cant help loving every second of it. ellis has said that this is his favorite film based on one of his books so far, and that he actually likes the movie alot.
Quote from: GhostboyQuote from: godardianThe ending, particularly, seemed to offer the happiest possible ending for people.I agree with that -- except for Alfred. His seemed to be the sort of tragic hero of the book, and he gets stuck in a nursing home -- a pretty sorry fate -- leaving Enid to start anew. That solution is what made the otherwise sunny ending seem very cold to me.
Quote from: godardianThe ending, particularly, seemed to offer the happiest possible ending for people.
Quote from: godardianSorry to turn your Ellis thread into a Franzen one, children!
Quote from: children with angelsQuote from: godardianSorry to turn your Ellis thread into a Franzen one, children!That's okay. I'll agree to forgive you if you agree to read Glamorama...
Quote from: godardianI'll try. Would you say that's the next one I should read, having only read Less than Zero??
Quote from: GhostboyOne last regression to Franzen: I shouldn't have said tragic hero. He is the most tragic character, I thought, but he's not a hero. But anyway, I loved the book, and even if I didn't tear up at the end, I did at the point where Enid has to pin the Baby Jesus on the calendar herself. Beautiful stuff.And now back to Mr. Ellis, who I didn't know was first published at the age of 23. That makes me jealous.
Quote from: GhostboyMr. Ellis, who I didn't know was first published at the age of 23. That makes me jealous.
Quote from: Pwhy do i keep clicking on this thread, i hav no interest in it and i think every new post will have spoilers for the books i havn't read and i just can't STOP----CLICKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Quote from: children with angelsWell, prepare to be even more jealous: that was his second book. His first one was published when he was 21! He was still in college when they made it into a movie. I know: sickening really...
Quote from: jokerspathI started Glamorama yesterday and I am planning to watch Rules Of Attraction tonite. Good times...aw
Quote from: RazorbladeKidBy the way, has anyone read The Informers? If so, what did you think of it?