["et presens uten ende"]

"What is there to say? What is there to do? What is there to be interested in? Nothing. They are trapped in an "endless present" which is intolerable to them and this is common to other characters in Ellisís books who are continually moving on, leaving the party, the resturant, the relationship in search of something bigger, something better, somethig more rapturous; a "reality" that does not exist."

Elizabeth Young, "Vacant Possession. Bret Easton Ellis, Less than Zero" i Shopping in Space (1992)