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American gothic

Bret Easton Ellis, the controversial author of Less Than Zero and American Psycho, has just published his sixth novel – but it may be his last, as he believes the age of the book is over

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

24th July, 2010

In the salubrious garden of the Merrion Hotel in Dublin city centre, Bret Easton Ellis is laughingly revealing that he has no plans to kill anyone.

‘‘I’m not in yachts, hanging out with vampires, and plotting how to kill the next person,” Ellis says. ‘‘People are always kind of shocked when they meet me.

They expect the dark prince of American letters to be greeting them.

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