The return of 52 pick-up: February

5. Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffanys

An easy classic to read.  Very short, but bolstered by some good short stories.  I need to see the movie.

6. Jason Cosmo by Dan McGirt

Jason Cosmo

I’ve had the Jason Cosmo books on my shelf for a while after getting them off eBay as a cheap set.  They are pretty immature stuff.

If you’re curious, you’re probably better off reading some Pratchett instead.

7. Royal Chaos by Dan McGirt

Royal Chaos

More of the same.

8. Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis

Imperial Bedrooms

Rounding off a rather dull month of reading was Imperial Bedrooms.  I’ve read all of the other Bret Easton Ellis books, so this had been on my radar for a while.

It’s a sequel to Less Than Zero, with some knowing nods to the movie adaptation and, I think, the movie adaptation of The Informers, plus a few other things.  So, it felt like an attempt to blur fiction and reality, the sort of thing that Ellis usually does well.

Unfortunately, though, it also felt like a throwaway book, something to keep the agent happy after between one long writing hiatus after another.  An attempt to spin something out of tried and tested characters.  Not a patch on Less Than Zero really.  Shame.


One Response to “The return of 52 pick-up: February”

  1. As is usually the case with books turned into films, the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s barely resembles the book. Capote reportedly hated how they changed Holly Golightly, in particular, to make her “less” of a call girl. Plus there’s that controversial Mickey Rooney character. If you liked the book, you may want to avoid the film.

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