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October 11th, 2013, 2:45 pm #111

John Gargo wrote:Who didn't see this coming? :)
wrote:Bret Easton Ellis @BretEastonEllis

Alice Munro was always an overrated writer and now that she's won The Nobel she always will be. The Nobel is a joke and has been for ages...
he's such a creep
(and not a very good writer)
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October 11th, 2013, 2:54 pm #112

suzannahhh wrote:
John Gargo wrote:Who didn't see this coming? :)
wrote:Bret Easton Ellis @BretEastonEllis

Alice Munro was always an overrated writer and now that she's won The Nobel she always will be. The Nobel is a joke and has been for ages...
he's such a creep
(and not a very good writer)
I enjoyed American Psycho, but he got on the wrong side of DFW and I know who i'd rather side with on that issue.
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October 11th, 2013, 4:31 pm #113

byrd9999 wrote:
suzannahhh wrote:
John Gargo wrote:Who didn't see this coming? :)
wrote:Bret Easton Ellis @BretEastonEllis

Alice Munro was always an overrated writer and now that she's won The Nobel she always will be. The Nobel is a joke and has been for ages...
he's such a creep
(and not a very good writer)
I enjoyed American Psycho, but he got on the wrong side of DFW and I know who i'd rather side with on that issue.
I think he's consumed by jealousy
given his comments about other authors
(especially DFW)
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October 11th, 2013, 5:54 pm #114

Best not to get too annoyed with Ellis, and an extended view of his twitter page makes it obvious that he's mostly just content to play the contrarian... some of it is amusing, if predictable (calling the latest critical darling film "overrated," bemoaning the state of current cinema, vapid tabloid-obsessed observations that we wouldn't expect from a "real writer"). He occasionally will drop the act and say something genuine. He had this to say about The Goldfinch last month, for example:
wrote: Bret Easton Ellis @BretEastonEllis

This is Donna Tartt's best novel. It's nearly 800 pages long and I've been savoring it for over a month. Inspiring.
So there is a person behind the persona, so to speak, but you have to navigate through all the mock-controversial posturing. :)
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October 11th, 2013, 7:38 pm #115

Who's to say that the positive stuff isn't part of his persona?

Plus, for a writer, how feable is it to just say someone is 'over-rated', given all the ambiguity that terms wields?
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October 11th, 2013, 11:05 pm #116

John Gargo wrote:Best not to get too annoyed with Ellis, and an extended view of his twitter page makes it obvious that he's mostly just content to play the contrarian... some of it is amusing, if predictable (calling the latest critical darling film "overrated," bemoaning the state of current cinema, vapid tabloid-obsessed observations that we wouldn't expect from a "real writer"). He occasionally will drop the act and say something genuine. He had this to say about The Goldfinch last month, for example:
wrote: Bret Easton Ellis @BretEastonEllis

This is Donna Tartt's best novel. It's nearly 800 pages long and I've been savoring it for over a month. Inspiring.
So there is a person behind the persona, so to speak, but you have to navigate through all the mock-controversial posturing. :)
He was classmates and friends with Tartt at Bennington by the way.
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