I pondered over much time if I should get this book. "American Psycho" is one of my favorite books because of the humor and the unflinching brutality in it. Glamorama was just that for me, Victor Ward is a male model whom lives his life with paparazzi following him and celebrity obsessed himself, until later in the book which I won't mention. The narrator does an excellent job keeping it fresh and cool. If you enjoyed "American Psycho" then you're bound to enjoy "Glamorama"
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Where does Glamorama rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Performance wise, 'Glamorama' is among the best, with outstanding narration by Jonathan Davis that perfectly matches the chaotic beat driven by Ellis' masterful writing. It is difficult to stay with the story at times, much because of the nonlinear narrative of the work, but Davis maintains a spectacular vocal approach to the beast and never ceases to let any characters dry out.
What other book might you compare Glamorama to and why?
Definitely compares to other Ellis novels, most particularly 'Lunar Park,' but as a narrative work 'Glamorama' seems quite incomparable to anything else that I've read so far.
Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?
Victor (Ward) Johnson, without a doubt, but also Jamie Fields and the mysterious Palakon.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Fame Is a Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Any additional comments?
Though not my favorite of Ellis' work, 'Glamorama' was an experiential listen that I would highly recommend to patrons who enjoy Ellis' violent beauty in nonfiction.
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If you are a fan of Ellis, check this one out. The story was captivating, loved the characters, and it had some dark and interesting plot twists.
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I gave this book an overall of 3, because the only real reason I continued to isten to the this 20 Hour audiobook was Victor's inner monologue. This particular element of the book is raw and organic. I gave the story a 2, because the addition of the terrorist groups, the fighting, the action, knives, and guns created an oil and water type affect. I'm sure there's something there and I am still a huge Ellis fan. I just didn't understand this one as well as I wanted to.