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View all 45 comments. I love 80s music and so I enjoyed those chapters a lot. However, the dark and cruel side of Bateman’s character eventually manifests and his acts of murder and sadism become a frequent hobby. No matter how else I felt, I did become very interested in the question of “what the fuck was he thinking, writing this? It may not be entertaining, and it may be downright disturbing, but if you can’t get it out of your head it is most certainly great, and that is my experience with American Psycho.

For more reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways Retrieved 28 July I truly despise him. It makes the …more The whole point of that scene was to force both Bateman and the reader to question whether or not those brutalities actually took place. I really dislike leaving a book unfinished so after some consideration and some gentle nudging from a GR friend, I decided to finish reading the book. Feb 18, mark monday rated it did not like it Shelves: Want to Read saving….

The evil crescendos but keeps building, like a screaming loud noise that keeps getting louder. I understand why the author felt compelled to put them in but it got annoying after a while. Everybody was waiting for something from the guy, some answer to the question of whether or not he was a genuine talent or just last month’s flavor for an increasingly trend-driven publishing world. They are all committed post-coitally, they are almost all prostitutes.


Ellis’ imagination for awful things is on fire here, especially in these sections devoted to sexual torture. The story is Where to begin? You may cancel at any time with no questions asked. Bateman, despite his raging homophobia, is also oddly unable to kill his closeted gay co-worker Luis after Luis confesses his love-that-cannot-be-named for Patrick.

American Psycho also provides a really disturbing social commentary on the upper-class in Manhattan in the s, a society full of racism and sexism, where a lot of emphasis is placed on image and wealth.

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Well, that was nice, I liked reading them, until I came to the handwritten card under American Psycho. It ezston to me to be an extremely autobiographical novel in a lot of ways despite it being about a supposed psychopath.

Bret Easton Ellis Broadway blogposts. The flap surrounding Bret Easton Ellis’ third novel flares again. But it never once occurred to me that a book which promised pdycho much horror could have me wanting to skim read with boredom.

Though not for any of the reasons I might have expected.

View all 47 comments. Then multiply it times seven. Wikiquote has quotations related to: But I can’t overcome the fact that I hated reading the repetitive formula of: The novelist’s function is to keep a running tag on the progress of the culture; and he’s done it brilliantly.


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Bateman finds himself somehow unable to murder his execrable gold-digging girlfriend, but amerimai finally dump her. Because after the first brutal murder he describes in detail — though he’s insinuated a few others by then — the book goes from form to chaos.

Along with other Category 1 publications, its sale is theoretically banned in the state of Queensland and it may only be purchased shrink-wrapped. You can’t just dismiss him as an easily mockable artificial construct or a satirical avatar of Ellis’s anti-yuppie vitriol, because you’re living inside his head for pages, and it’s clear that he knows exactly what he is — and, more disturbingly, he seems to be the only character in eellis book for whom this is true.

Any dickhead with a halfway decent grasp of prose could have written this splatter-porn; on the level of artistry it’s dull as dull can be. It’s a different world. He is a murderer. How could I say that’s not cool? If you read it, I guarantee you’ll feel a little worse about mankind afterward.

The novel maintains a high eplis of ambiguity through mistaken identity and contradictions that introduce the possibility that Breh is an unreliable narrator.

Brett Easton Ellis is no more a psycho than you or me, nor does he demonstrate any deep knowledge of what a psycho might be.