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The Rules of Attraction

By: Bret Easton Ellis
Narrated by: Brian Hutchison,Luis Moreno,Jennifer O'Donnell,John Skelley,Morgan Hallett
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Summary

Incisive, controversial and startlingly funny, The Rules of Attraction examines a group of affluent students at a small, self-consciously bohemian liberal-arts college on America’s East Coast. 

Lauren, who changes the man in her bed even more often than she changes course, is dating Victor but sleeping with Sean. 

Sean - cool, ambivalent and deeply cynical - might be in love with Lauren, but he’s not going to let that stop him from bedding Paul. 

Paul, as shrewd as he is passionate, is Lauren’s ex-lover and the final point in this curious triangle. 

From the author of American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis' The Rules of Attraction is a breathtaking tale of sex, expectation, desire and frustration.

©2019 Bret Easton Ellis (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"Inspired. A wonderfully comic novel." (Gore Vidal) 

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Boring narrator

I'm writing this review simply because I think it has s boring narrator who's talking in a very monotone voice.

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poor quality

the recording really let this down, it kept dropping out and had big silences in it.

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The excruciatingly boring life of college kids.

The book starts out fine but quickly gets repetitive, halfway through I’m ready for this book to be over but I keep going in the hopes that something happens.
I get the feeling that there’s only one character in the book because they all sound the same, even the performances end up sounding alike.
I think women will enjoy this book more than men because of the everyday relationship drama, but as a man I ended up not caring for any of the characters, there was nobody to root for.

Some of his other books are much better and much more engaging, this one is a “meh”.

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hilarious!

Hilarious from the first page and it never stops. it is a microcosm of American College life in the 80s for the children of rich Americans. A sccathing satire in Bret Easton Ellis' original style that is always deadpan and often laconic.

if you enjoyed American Psycho then you'll love this too.

Hilarious!