I hated this story from Brett Easton Ellis of Less Than Zero and American Psycho fame. He is trying to be Stephen King and he fails. He should have stayed with the Brat Packers in his cocaine fueled rage and left the horror world alone. The only truly scary thing about this book was that I saw it only multiple "best of" lists and bought it.
this author leaves everything up to the reader in this book, nothing is "resolved" nicely for us so dont expect it. What you will get is EXCELLENT writing. Its a sad sad book about a man and his terrible relationship with his father which comes back to "haunt" him with his own son. you wont forget this book, thats for sure.
Part supernatural horror (a la Stephen King), part family drama, part pseudo-memoir with multiple 1st person accounts from the same person (I know, confusing). The main character is a fictionalized version of the actual author. The story is told from the point his point of view and the "author" within him. Characters in the book who haunt him are characters from actual books the real author has written (American Psycho). This is twisted, strange, and sometimes hard to follow, but also intriguing and heartfelt. Be warned, not pretty, and at times downright disgusting and violent. Also, just for good measure, some social commentary re: suburbia and celebrity and the likelihood of a future dystopia.