Guy Obsessed With Kerouac Realizes Bret Easton Ellis is no Jack Kerouac

In his review of Imperial Bedrooms, Jay Atkinson mentions Kerouac (who he wrote a book on), Bukowski, Jim Carroll, Walt Whitman, and Thoreau, all to make that point that Bret Easton Ellis is not as good as any of them.

I also really like this line:

“Of course, Ellis’s new book is laden with the obligatory references to Ambien, Grey Goose vodka, Josh Hartnett, Kevin Spacey, “Lost,’’ et al, brand names that are meant to be “relatable,’’ I suppose. But that’s not literature, it’s product placement.”