Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Disappear Here

Literary moment for the weekend: went to the Bret Easton Ellis talk & signing at the Watertower. Most of his answers were of the vein that, no, not everything in the book is a scene directly taken from his real life. Lunar Park, and the rest of his books, are works of fiction, even though they incorporate actual experiences, real people and things of psychological importance to the author. Apparently, this surprises a lot of people.

Interesting crowd. The guy in front of me looked like Patrick Bateman. Fellow Chicago blogger Kid Chimera was there; Bret signed his copy of the book. I decided that the line was a little too long, and not moving at all, so I had Patrick Bateman sign my copy.

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