this is gonna be a little deep for me.
so anyway, my favorite author is BRET EASTON ELLIS. I love him almost as much as Edie and Kate. You prob know him bc he wrote American Psycho.
Anyway, Still dealing w/ my shitty breakup I thought i’d read one of my faves by him that I haven’t read in a while: RULES OF ATTRACTION.
Ugh, in fact one of the main characters, Sean, reminded me of a lot of the assholes i fucked in college. (ugh.. memories that do not need to exist) So in the book they keep mentioning this book “notes from the underground” and laugh at townies that don’t get it etc. Well.. obvi I didn’t want to be one of those IDIOTS they refer to in the book who doesn’t know what this is abt.. so I wikipedia-ed it. (obv the most reliable source of info)
So its by this famous russian dude named Dostoyevsky (who I should know more about. but give me a break Russian literature is so heavy!) according to wiki: It consists of an introduction, three main sections and a conclusion. (i) The short introduction propounds a number of riddles whose meanings will be further developed. (1) Chapters two, three and four deal with suffering and the enjoyment of suffering; (2) chapters five and six with intellectual and moral vacillation and with conscious “inertia”-inaction; (3) chapters seven through nine with theories of reason and logic; (c) the last two chapters are a summary and a transition into Part 2.
“The book deal with “Rebellion in the face of the dysfunction and disorder of adult experience that one inherits when reaching adulthood under the understanding of tradition and society.” Notes from Underground marks the starting point of Dostoyevsky’snovels based on existential and general human experience in crisis. “
So I was super proud of myself for getting the Dostoyevsky reference.. thank you very much. and here is a mix of rad eighties songs they constantly refer to in the book. Bret Easton Ellis is fucking awesome at pop culture references EVERYWHERE which I love. and the book WAS written in 1987.