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The Cream of the Crop, 11. Mai 2000
In "Rules of Attraction" Ellis has written a masterpiece. A sublime blend of anthropology and emotion. The book is brilliant. It is so right-on and so mysterious at the same time. What really happened is a moot point. Sean, Lauren and Paul are alive. Somehow Ellis has managed to create real breathing, THINKING human beings. Even Ellis does not know what really happened. Sean, Paul and Lauren do not always tell us everything but they definatley tell us something. I feel as if I know them well. As if we have been friends for a long time. As if I was a student at Camden and watched these three with intense scrutiny. All of it happened and none of it did. Those who bash this book are those who feel threatened by it. Either because they had banal college experiences or because the words American Express make them feel inadequate or because they feel that all things must follow one set format. Well, they don't. Long before "American Beauty" there was "Rules," which celebrates and mourns at the difficulty of living when the only thing left is time and thought. The book shows us the sad fact that we all are running from. The fact that no one will EVER KNOW us. And that we will never know anyone. But is also illustrates that none of us are alone. That we are all thinking the same things. Well, maybe not all of us. But a special few. Don't go near this book if you don't appreciate people. If you don't relish in the details. If you don't understand the sudden highs and sudden lows. Don't keep reading if you don't smile at, "and this is a story that will bore you." The only things Lauren, Paul and Sean have is their thoughts. Maybe that is all that is left. It does not bore me. Not one word. Please write more about these three Mr. Ellis. I have lost contact with them through the years. And She...