A Partial List of Things That Could Pop Up in Bret Easton Ellis’s New Novel

In early December, Bret Easton Ellis tweeted, “FYI: There. Is. No. New. Novel. Being. Written. Except for maybe The James Deen Story and something called ‘Come Over At Do Bring Coke Now.'” But now, he admits that there just may be, writing that “It started with an image revolving around the blood-red Emser tile sign situated on a rooftop at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Holloway Drive: the view from behind the windshield, an accident, the mystery unfolding, something about the past, about that last year in high school, intimations of a murder disguised as a suicide.” These days, Ellis is probably at least as well known for his combative, sometimes apparently drug-addled Twitter feed as he is for his novels, so we decided to turn there to fuel our wild speculations about what themes a new novel from the writer might contain. Whether it’s The James Deen Story or Come Over At Do Bring Coke Now, here are a few things BEE has been obsessing over on Twitter in recent months — and might well find their way into the novel.

His love for James Deen
His love/hate for Lindsay Lohan
Hotel California
The brilliance of Frank Ocean
The 26 year-old/YOLO
The brilliance of Lena Dunham
Feeling sympathy for psychopaths
Being “amusing” but “tonally inappropriate”
Liking/hating everyone
Generation Wuss
Come over at do bring coke now
Harping on your own clever mistakes
Sex scenes
AIDS comments, rape comments, pedophile comments
Male strippers
Contempt for respectability
Agreeing with Paris Hilton’s back-of-cab comments
Whatever the opposite of David Foster Wallace is
Insomnia
The Gay Middlebrow
Drake
Modern misanthropy
The importance of self-loathing

We don’t know… it sounds pretty fascinating. What do you think, potential readers?