Bret Easton Ellis, , read by Christian Rummel and Therese Plummer. . Brilliance, $29.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-4233-9583-6
Ellis serves up his usual blend of phony personalities, 1980s conspicuous consumption, joyless sex and abundant drug use in this 1994 novel about making it in L.A. The narration is split between Christian Rummel and Therese Plummer, who take advantage of the novel's over-the-top characters and scenarios to offer a theatrical reading that is surprisingly compelling. Ellis's penchant for shallow yet complex personalities has found its perfect match in this pair of performers who know exactly how to play the characters from start to finish.
Reviewed on: 06/29/2009