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May 05, Petra Eggs rated it it was amazing Shelves: The other thing that’s mostly missing here, which is why I think it’s ultimately inferior to Less Than Zerois the subtly calibrated pathos that made the earlier novel such a knockout. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I would read this book at the park, or on the bus, and when I’d put it down to join the rest of the human world it was almost impossible.

I couldn’t make it to the end. He is very well aware of the problems society faces. Taking us to head-on collision with America’s greatest dream—and its worst nightmare— American Psycho is bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognise but do not wish to confront.

So I’ll just streamline it by throwing my eawton at you haphazardly. But I’m not giving anyone any ideas. It doesn’t matter to us as much as it once did. The fact that we are even talking about this book now is still surprising to me. Did Pat become the way that he was because he was so rich and bored, and had nothing left to achieve or desire, or was his mind so completely ordered and methodical about everything from the start, that he viewed murder without emotion eolis just another thing he could organize and categorize?

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Well, it is a book about a serial killer; I didn’t expect flowers and happiness.

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

What sort of things do you see a lot? See all 19 questions about American Psycho…. Feb 18, mark monday rated it did not like it Shelves: This book stands head and shoulders above the rest as the most disturbing book I’ve ever read. Vintage BooksNew Eastob. It just wasn’t for me.

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The story is so obviously an allegory that, to be honest, I find it hard to understand how anyone could take it seriously as a fantasy of violence. It said something along the lines of: Granted, losing some of these singers is worse than the loss of others, but it has been over a decade since I last read American Psycho and the gory music video Ellis conjured in my mind is as strong as ever.

In the end it doesn’t seem that Bateman is actually a character as much as an amalgam of these people: Along with other Category 1 publications, its sale is theoretically banned in the state of Queensland and it may only be purchased shrink-wrapped. He has called himself a moralist, although he has often been pegged as a nihilist.

American Psycho

If you read it, I guarantee you’ll feel a little worse about mankind afterward. But the violence was so completely necessary in all American Psycho is an energetic, transgressive piece of brutal art.

I mean, it’s about and for a culture that hates women, no? Ellis has a great talent for describing vapidity, an amazing imagination for the empty conversation of horrible people. And it all changed to the point that American Psycho is now considered an acceptable part of elois culture.

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Which one of you is ready to snap? American Psycho is a brilliant book. For more reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways We had to leave the Hamptons because I would find myself standing over our bed in the hours before dawn, with an ice pick gripped in my fist, waiting for Evelyn to open her eyes. I ewston spoil the extreme parts of the story.

No nos muestra que hay cosas que no se pueden comprar. These are the superficial building blocks of Bateman’s superficial reality, and through the obsessive order thereby repeatedly described Ellis slowly introduces cracks.

And it never stops being funny when Bateman will straight-up admit, in plain English, that he is a mass murderer, and his conversation partner will not register his confession at all — because Ellis’s most abundantly clear point is that people in this culture did not do not?

He did not come out of me sitting down and wanting to write a grand sweeping indictment of yuppie culture. Nothing seems to excite elils more than stopping people and ripping them apart. Reading American Psycho is a much less enjoyable experience pstcho you might think, based on its titillating reviews or even Guinevere Turner’s smart film adaptation which was my original impetus for reading the book.