Less Than Zero

Cultural references

  • "Song for Clay (Disappear Here)", the opening track of the Bloc Party album A Weekend in the City, is inspired by this book.[9]
  • "Disappear Here", a track from Moonspell's "The Butterfly Effect (Moonspell album)", is also inspired by this book. In the album booklet's note for this song can be read "based on an original concept by Bret Easton Ellis".
  • Norwegian industrial/rock band Zeromancer cited the novel as the origin of their name.
  • Douglas E. Winter's story "Less Than Zombie" is written as a horror-fiction tribute and send-up of Less Than Zero.
  • In an episode of The Simpsons, Lisa receives the first volume of the Great Books of Western Civilization as a gift from her uncle Herb Powell, who mentions other volumes "from Beowulf to Less Than Zero."
  • "Less Than Hero" is an episode of the cartoon Futurama.
  • "Yes Then Zero" is an episode of the TV show Gossip Girl.
  • During a cutaway in the 'Ratings Guy' episode of Family Guy, Peter discusses Less Than Zero whilst presenting an episode of Book Talk on Public Access Radio.
  • An episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic bears the name "Lesson Zero", focusing on the mental breakdown of one of the main characters.
  • Carrie Bradshaw, portrayed by AnnaSophia Robb, attends a publication party for the novel in The Carrie Diaries.

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