Bret Easton Ellis

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is an American novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer.

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It was a breathtaking masterpiece.

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Not really, babe.

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Yeah. That's a true story. I still left the drunken tweet on my Twitter feed, hoping one day it becomes a catch phrase.

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I waited to write those scenes until the book was finished. Since I didn't really know how to approach them. I did a little bit of research with some kind of FBI textbook that went into super-gruesome detail about serial killers. Then just being in PBs brain for three years--it all came together. Very upsetting scenes to write.

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You HAD to write a 10,000 word dissertation?!? Thank you. Very flattered. The Sean Bateman gay tweet was, hmm, just a tweet. And I thought it was an interesting idea. Disappear Here has for some reason appeared in all the novels: and. I. don't. know. why. I had no idea Patrick Bateman would be in American Psycho when he first appeared near the end of The Rules of Attraction.

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I hope to God it does. With every fiber in my being: I hope to God it does.

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No. Just different. And with The Great Gatsby out now: well, as Gertrude Stein said "You are all a lost generation." It just keeps happening and happening--the eras are different, the casts are different but there's always a generational cynicism and a fucked-up-ness.

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There wasn't a feud. David and I had never met. But I never responded to his work. Simple as that. I was reading the new bio and it was pissing me off--the kid gloves approach. And that I thought he had a literary fraudulence about him that manifested itself in his fiction. You could say the same about me. I was not surprised by the backlash to those tweets. There are a lot of little snowflakes who somehow really respond to this faux-earnestness of DFW that I just don't think is realistic.

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Because I'm alive. Not always cranky. But the absurdity of the world either makes me cranky or laugh.

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Silian Rail, of course. My favorite.