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|Tuesday, December 9th, 2008|
Meat and Bones
Hello! I'd like to invite anybody interested to join Meat and Bones.
It's a new community created by ehmaz and myself, regularbean.
Meat and Bones is dedicated to anything and everything American Psycho
. Head on over so you can see the rules post (not as boring as it sounds, trust me!) and get a good grasp on what this community is all about. I didn't see that making comm advertisements was against the rules, but feel free, mods, to delete it if it is. ^^
|Friday, July 25th, 2008|
|Thursday, February 28th, 2008|
As most of you should be aware, Lunar Park is being filmatized
and should be out in '09.
Anyone else hoping for Philip Seymour Hoffman as Ellis?
The resemblance is uncanny!
Plus he's a gifted actor, winning a Best Actor Oscar for his lead role in Capote.
|Tuesday, January 29th, 2008|
|Tuesday, April 24th, 2007|
i do marking and pr for a bookstore in Decatur, GA. just got this mailing from my rep at simon and schuster. not sure from whence it originates. (it also begs the question-that film treatment for molly jong-fast...wha happen?)2 years ago Jeff Hobbs left New York behind for Los Angeles, moving the day after his wedding when his new wife got a production job. But as the LA Times' Scott Timberg reports, Hobbs didn't completely leave Manhattan behind as it serves as the backdrop for his uber-charmed debut novel THE TOURISTS, already landing the 27 year old great notices from the likes of Los Angeles Magazine that whisper something along the lines of "this is the next GREAT GATSBY."
"There's a wistfulness to it that's missing from a lot of contemporary fiction by people in their 20s," said Bret Easton Ellis, who mentored Hobbs and helped sharpen the novel. "And a sadness that seems very adult, as if Jeff has lived much longer than he actually has. I think that's why it feels like a throwback. The books I see from debut novelists aren't anything like this â€” they aren't nearly this worldly." As for how that mentoring took place? A mutual friend's doing, and Ellis originally commented on a previous Hobbs manuscript, then worked extensively on what became THE TOURISTS, which Simon & Schuster is publishing today.
In other words, not many writers get this kind of attention, and Hobbs recognizes he's led something of a charmed life. But Timberg finds for someone with that degree of early success - a major-house book contract with little previously published writing, fruitful friendship with famous novelist, rave review in a glossy magazine â€” his lack of arrogance is almost touching. "I want to apologize to you in advance, actually," he said, almost making eye contact, "because I sit in a room alone all day and mostly talk to my dog." As for writing a contemporary GATSBY, Hobbs was taken aback. "Gatsby," he said, is "kind of a book about a bunch of murderers. But it's thought of as this tragic love story. I'm almost embarrassed by the comparison."
x-posted to not_an_exit
|Monday, February 26th, 2007|
|Thursday, December 14th, 2006|
You now have a reason to get Showtime...
and I mean for something other than the naked movies they show after 11PM.Here's the link for the new show.
Which, I just found out, has already been posted previously.
But it looks like he's been really busy. Mr. Ellis just won an IHG Award
for best novel and it looks like there are talks with Adam Goldberg
for the rights to a Lunar Park
movie. Not to mention, he's been overheard as saying he's currently starting another novel...which still means it could be another eight years before the general public sees it.
Who knows? Maybe him breaking his foot and cancelling his tour was a good thing after all.
x-posted to not_an_exit Current Mood: excited
|Wednesday, October 25th, 2006|
Hi everyone, i'd jsut like to introduce myself. My name is Tany, in the last year or two i have become a huge fan of BEE. Before i discovered him, i would rarely pick up a book. And now i cant stop, he is amazingly talented.
It's a shame that not many people know about him. (i know cuz ive tried to get a BEE RPG off the ground for the last 6 months lol)
So has anyone ever read his friend Jay McInerney's novels? ive read only one of them.
|Saturday, September 23rd, 2006|
Fresh From Page Six
According to the Not An Exit
site, the Lunar Park
paperback tour has been cancelled. As of Thursday, the rumor that was flying around was that Mr. Ellis fractured his ankle. Here's the article
I'm a little curious about the skepticism of the article, and even the bookstore here that was to host the signing, especially seeing that he openly admitted to missing signing sessions on his Glamorama
tour due to his "allergies". Any thoughts?
x-posted to not_an_exit Current Mood: disappointed
|Thursday, August 3rd, 2006|
Lunar Park Paperback Tour
I've noticed no one else has posted this, so I thought I would go ahead and post for everyone.( Dates of TourCollapse )
You might want to call some of these book stores well in advance to see if tickets might be required or if it's just first come, first serve basis. When I attended his signing in Seattle last year, it was recommended to show up two hours early just to guarantee a seat despite how large the store was.
x-posted to not_an_exit Current Mood: excited
|Sunday, April 23rd, 2006|
For those of you who may have missed his book tour at the end of last summer, the Not An Exit blogger
has just confirmed a Lunar Park
I just pray that if I have to move to Michigan in a few months, I'll at least be a somewhat drivable distance from wherever he'll be signing.
God damn, he's a literary genius.
*dances with joy*
x-posted to not_an_exit Current Mood: ecstatic
|Tuesday, October 18th, 2005|
Hi - new here. I'm just in the middle (almost exactly infact) of Lunar Park and I'm LOVING it.
Oh well back to work - just thought I'd say "hi"
|Thursday, August 18th, 2005|