Rules of Attraction is actually quite funny

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  1. anna says:

    I agree! There are some priceless lines in it that have had me sniggering on the bus so everyone thinks I’m on my way to the Maudsley. My favourites so far are Victors account of his trip to Europe: ‘Saw alot of art…He took me to a bridge where, like, Hector fought off the Trojans or something..Saw alot of donkeys…’ and Clay’s ‘She also told me that she had seen Jim Morrison at the Haagen Dazs in Westwood. I see this girl, Vanden, for a while, who paints my futon black and who stopped seeing me because she saw ‘a spider the size of Norman Mailer’ in my bathroom.’

    Otherwise, I’m thinking, my college days weren’t anything like this!!

  2. Pete says:

    “God the name susan is so ugly. It reminds me of the word sinus.”

    I had much more fun than this when I was a student!

  3. bertieronbob says:

    It’s weird because I’ve seen the film more recently than I’ve read the book, so it’s reminded me what they had to do to make the book filmable…

    I just find it spooky that Ellis was already thinking about Patrick Bateman and American Psycho when he wrote this…

    Thank god for non-campus universities, is all I can say!

  4. Jo says:

    I love the bit where Sean Bateman is telling how he was in love with a hippy and he says:
    ‘She always seemed clean, in fact she seemed abnormally healthy. A hippie who would say things like, ‘None of your beeswax, or commenting on food, ‘This is really mellow chili.’ A hippie who would bring her own chopsticks to every meal. A hippie who had a cat named Tahini.’

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