Set in Los Angeles within the early 1980's, Lower than Zero has grow to be a timeless traditional. This coolly mesmerizing novel is a uncooked, highly effective portrait of a misplaced era who've skilled intercourse, medication, and disaffection at too early an age. They reside in a world formed by informal nihilism, passivity, and an excessive amount of cash in a spot devoid of feeling or hope. Clay comes residence for Christmas trip from his Japanese school and re-enters a panorama of limitless privilege and absolute ethical entropy, the place everybody drives Porches, dines at Spago, and snorts mountains of cocaine. He tries to resume emotions for his girlfriend, Blair, and for his greatest buddy from highschool, Julian, who's careering into hustling and heroin. Clay's vacation turns right into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him by way of the relentless events in glitzy mansions, seedy bars, and underground rock golf equipment and likewise into the seamy world of L.A. after darkish.