Comments: 1384 • Responses: 45 • Date: 2013-05-14 18:47:47 UTC
breteellis889 karma2013-05-14 19:40:44 UTC
It was a breathtaking masterpiece.
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breteellis707 karma2013-05-14 20:00:27 UTC
Not really, babe.
breteellis672 karma2013-05-14 19:59:00 UTC
Yeah. That's a true story. I still left the drunken tweet on my Twitter feed, hoping one day it becomes a catch phrase.
breteellis536 karma2013-05-14 19:31:10 UTC
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.
breteellis428 karma2013-05-14 19:04:13 UTC
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.
breteellis373 karma2013-05-14 20:03:04 UTC
I hope to God it does. With every fiber in my being: I hope to God it does.
breteellis358 karma2013-05-14 19:21:24 UTC
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.
breteellis319 karma2013-05-14 19:10:06 UTC
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.
breteellis264 karma2013-05-14 19:54:24 UTC
Because I'm alive. Not always cranky. But the absurdity of the world either makes me cranky or laugh.
breteellis241 karma2013-05-14 19:26:24 UTC
Silian Rail, of course. My favorite.
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