The Informers

by Bret Easton Ellis | Other | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0330339184 Global Overview for this book
Registered by peggysmum of Kambah, Australian Capital Territory Australia on 10/29/2005
Buy from one of these Booksellers: | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT |
3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by peggysmum from Kambah, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, October 29, 2005
Set in Los Angeles, in the recent past. The birthplace and graveyard of American myths and dreams, the city harbours a group of people trapped between the beauty of their surroundings and their own moral impoverishment. This novel is a chronicle of their voices.

Journal Entry 2 by hunnyb from Sydney CBD, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, November 10, 2005
What a lovely surprise!! Went to the post office expecting a bookring book (incidentally I wonder why that one hasn't arrived yet... although it was coming from WA) and picked this up instead. Thanks so much, peggysmum! It's definitely one for the summer reading list!

Journal Entry 3 by Miss-Owl on Sunday, January 14, 2007
When, o when, will I manage to leave hunnyb's house without picking up a swathe of books?

Thanks for the loan :)

Journal Entry 4 by Miss-Owl on Friday, October 5, 2007
It's hard to know how to rate this book numerically. I think, qualitatively, it's one of those I'd categorise under "makes me feel physically sick but I can appreciate the writer's style".

I initially tried to keep up with the web of characters interlaced and introduced with each chapter, but in the end gave up, realising that coherence and convergence are not really the point of this book. I enjoyed the pointed eighties references, although if Ellis described a character as "tan" instead of "tanned" once more I was going to throw the book across the room!

A xenophobic intolerance of Americanisms. I apologise. (Particularly as the book cover is a reference to the American flag - I can't say I wasn't warned!)

This is certainly not the most soothing bedtime reading, but it does have quite compulsive qualities about it. Thank you to hunnyb for the loan. It will be ready for our Sunday meetup :)

PS. Oops. Pressed the wrong button and tagged this as "Permanent Collection". Don't know how to fix it. Hunnyb, I'm not trying to hijack your book!!

Journal Entry 5 by hunnyb from Sydney CBD, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, October 7, 2007
Back with me now :)

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.