Bret Easton Ellis Writing Styles in The Rules of Attraction

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Point of View

Rules of Attraction is written in multiple first-person point of view. This style allows the reader insight into each character's reactions and thoughts as the story moves forward. The reader is privy to the thoughts and feelings of all the characters which makes for interesting comparisons. In many instances, the exact same incident is experienced at 180 degrees from one character to the other. For an example, Sean who is straight and drunk at the time asks Paul if he wants to get some Mexican food. Sean is asking Paul to go eat because he's broke and he thinks Paul will buy him some beers. Paul who is gay, takes the invitation as Sean asking him out on a date. Sean thinks Lauren is leaving him anonymous love notes. Another girl, not Lauren, is leaving the notes which makes for some confused exchanges between Sean and Lauren...

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