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13 June 2010 @ 02:43 am
30 Day Book Meme...  
Book Meme - stolen from bre2004 

I'm late to this deal, but I wanted to take part.  I love books!  So here goes.

Best book you read last year

I don't know how many Bret Easton Ellis fans there are on here, but if you're out there, I'd love to talk to you.  I don't have too many friends who like him, but I simply adore him.  This book was one of the best things I have ever read.  You could read it if you have never read any of his work, but you wouldn't get as much out of it.

In short, Bret Easton Ellis throws himself into his work.  The book is dedicated to both his father and his best friend/lover who died the year it was made.  In it, he fictionalizes a life where he is married and the characters he has written come to get him - most notably, Patrick Bateman of his fantastic but highly controversial work, American Psycho.  It also follows up on what happens to Patrick post American Psycho.  For anyone who has read that book, this is a MUST.  At the same time, it shows a side of him I feel has never been expressed in any of his other work, probably due to the loss he experienced while working on it.  It makes me wonder what his new book is going to be like.  Also, he writes in first person in this, which is really different since he is one of those few that always writes in second person.  I read this book in 48 hours.  I couldn't put it down.  EXCELLENT.

Day 01 - Best book you read last year
Day 02 - A book that you’ve read more than 3 times
Day 03 - Your favorite series
Day 04 - Favorite book of your favorite series
Day 05 - A book that makes you happy
Day 06 - A book that makes you sad
Day 07 - Most underrated book
Day 08 - Most overrated book
Day 09 - A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 - Favorite classic book
Day 11 - A book you hated
Day 12 - A book you used to love but don't anymore
Day 13 - Your favorite writer
Day 14 - Favorite book of your favorite writer
Day 15 - Favorite male character
Day 16 - Favorite female character
Day 17 - Favorite quote from your favorite book
Day 18 - A book that disappointed you
Day 19 - Favorite book turned into a movie
Day 20 - Favorite romance book
Day 21 - Favorite book from your childhood
Day 22 - Favorite book you own
Day 23 - A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven't
Day 24 - A book that you wish more people would’ve read
Day 25 - A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 - A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 - The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 - Favorite title
Day 29 - A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 - Your favorite book of all time
I feel: drunkdrunk
I'm listening to: Long As I Can See The Light by CCR
bloodyrosered: bookbloodyrosered on June 13th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
Book meme! Weeeeeeeee! I'm so stealing it and waiting for your next posts!
Lady Mansonladymanson on June 13th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
Hooray, another bookworm! We're such smart little nerds. :)
bloodyrosered: bookbloodyrosered on June 13th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
Weeee! And I so looking people in goodreads! Any chance to have?
Unpressed Lemon: angel - puppet vamphavealemon on June 13th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
Ooh, this is a meme I could really get into. Book love!

I've only read 'American Psycho' by Bret Easton Ellis. It was totally screwed up but it went all the way and it was a pretty fascinating, different story.
Lady Mansonladymanson on June 13th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this book delves into why he wrote American Psycho and what happened to him as a result in real life. It talks about how Patrick was based on his father and how he still gets death threats to this day and all this other stuff. Lunar Park is interesting in that it all just comes to a head and he ends up having to kill the character off just to save his own sanity. He actually had never read the published American Psycho because it sickened him so much to write, but read it before this book and was amazed at how awful the content was.

That was the first book I read by him. And as sick as it was, I still can't say anything bad about it because the writing was SO good.
Unpressed Lemon: angel - puppet vamphavealemon on June 13th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
It sounds really interesting, I must say. I'll put it on my huge long list of books I intend to read!