While I was on my way back to my new place from my old place last Sunday I heard something in passing on the radio (KDGE) about them talking to Bret Easton Ellis on an upcoming show and that he was also going to DJ for a bit (I think it was the Adventure Club).
Anywho, that got me to thinkin’ – why would he be doing this? One reason – promotion. Of what? A new book. I was right. They don’t make this book tour stuff easy to find by way of google but I did think to look at the publishers site (an obvious place to start… still wish a google hunt down could have gotten me the same thing). Get to the list on there and Dallas is on it. Some place in East Dallas. Then I started looking to see if they have a site. Google helps out here. I find their site and choose to look at events. They have the Ellis event listed, but there is one problem – they have it listed to be at Theatre Three in the Quadrangle rather than their store. I wish these people would get their info straight before they run off and each publish to their respective websites. In this day and age of technology I guess there have to be screw ups some where.
Ok… back to topic… I first read “Less than Zero” in high school, and then “The Rules of Attraction.” I was a big dork in high school. Not popular at all. I didn’t really date, and I didn’t go to many dances (only two my senior year… had a boyfriend then… someone needed to show him the way to the orthodontist… his teeth were bad… real bad). I was fat for most of the time until I discovered the wonders of ephedrine from a pill-popping-drill-teamer and lost a ton of weight. I still wore baggy clothes because that was what I was used to. I took some fashion cues from little things in movies and television (still do actually… not a goth chick but if I am going out and wearing some black something or other, shiny, black toes do look pretty hot).
Crap… where was I… oh yeah… anyways, I called the bookstore in question yesterday and found out it is at Theatre Three on September 20th and there are tickets to be bought – according to the person I talked to they are $28 for Writer’s Garrett members and $34 for non-members. I guess I am going to have to go to this since I really would like to have any of the mystery that captivated my once young and impressionable mind dispelled by the reality of the author in person (don’t know what exactly will do this until I go but I am sure it will… this has been the case with other things… like the popular kids that I went to school with… I went to my reunion and wound up hanging out with all of them and hearing about all the wild debauchery that went on back then… and realizing now that I am glad that I was never a part of it… if that makes me somewhat prudish, I could care less… it never dawns on most kids that there will be plenty of time for all that when they are adults and better equipped to handle it).
If I am going to go to this thing I need to re-read at least one of them and maybe read the new book “Lunar Park.” This means that I will have to buy all of them as the first two disappeared some where between then and now. I still have “American Psycho” but never finished it. I saw part of the movie but the book was far more graphic. Hehehe… after looking all this up I saw the un-cut version of the movie last night on sale at Target.
As for the current book, I read the synopsis and looked at the site, and then at this site. I wonder if the Photoshop jobs on that one are intentionally bad or the person who did them just did a really bad job. Either way, that is a huge tip off as to the fictional side of things… that and the supposed “movies” the woman is working on don’t exist.