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Would a Patrick Bateman be able to exist today? You ellus a subscriber but you have not yet set up your account for premium online access. Ellis shows us a dark part of reality, and it left me feeling rather depressed.

That entails more than murder, which a lot of people reviewing this book completely miss. View all 9 comments.

At least, until he got women back to his apartment. Archived from the original on It just wasn’t for me. Bateman’s cynicism and his dislike of the insufferable people that surround him would likely win over most readers very quickly; we would connect with his unhappiness and quickly come to empathize with a man who’s struggling to find out what is wrong with his life, even though he has a dream job, everything he’ll ever need, and a potentially dream life. In the course of the book, he murders a homeless man, a colleague, and numerous prostitutes, all with less emotion than he bestows upon his hair gel.

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. 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. View all 11 comments. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [can someone tell me why he did not get caught?

They drink and they snort and they screw and they sail and they make loads of money and every now and again some of them disappear never to be heard of again. The only incident in which he is identified as a killer by someone else appears, at second glance, to be a straightforward robbery.


People will read people on certain topics, but everyone thinks they are kind of an expert about things now. View all 17 comments.

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This novel is utterly unique and totally unapologetic. They are deeply, deeply disturbing, and one can’t help wondering if they’re necessary. When I first started reading, I was completely baffled aamerikai all the story entailed was Patricks self centered life, filled with his self absorbed unlikeable friends ellis absolutely nothing worthwhile. Adventures with Extremists Jon Ronson.

Breet all 86 comments. I’ve never in my life felt so guilty for laughing at a book, but laugh I did. This book won’t aerikai for everyone, and it’s one of those books that although I enjoyed almost every page, I would feel cautious recommending it to others. These are the superficial building blocks of Bateman’s superficial reality, and through the obsessive order thereby repeatedly described Ellis slowly introduces cracks. Of course, the character of Bateman is supposed to be vile, but his misogyny is so pronounced that I find it hard to simply glom it on with the rest of his misanthropic tics.

The scene is strangely poignant, but still ranks as the maddest moment in the whole book.

What I see here is an writer with unique power, un-beholden to the cliches amerikxi the American novel — what you might call an Important Author — psydho he’s only in his early twenties. We only ever truly know ourselves because we are the only one who has access to our thoughts and hidden desires.

Archived from the original on 30 June Music from the Controversial Motion Picture It is heady territory, just waiting to be mined by some iron-willed feminist scholar with the eggs for it, but I am not that woman, and if you don’t think you’re that woman either, then I would STRONGLY advise avoiding American Psycho.


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 as just another thing he could organize and categorize?

In my case, it’s usually very personal things. Oct 15, Stacia the club rated it did not like it Recommends it for: View all 8 comments.

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He’s incredibly mocking and satirical, ameriksi ultimately he makes a serious statement. 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. Well, no, a lot of people still hated it. I truly despise him. But the violence was so completely necessary in all its terribleness because it captures something very disturbing about the world. View all 6 comments. You can’t and won’t convince amerikkai that there’s any meaningful difference.

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

The women, the secretaries and admin staff come out from the UK husband-hunting but quickly find they are the rare prey of these mad psycho partiers and they too tend to disappear.

The novel maintains a high level of ambiguity through mistaken identity and contradictions that introduce the possibility that Bateman is an unreliable narrator. Nret fact is, I found being inside Bateman’s emotionally-detached mind really repetitive and dull after a while.

Which one of you thinks like Patrick Bateman? As a female and a feminist, I found the book problematic. 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.

Maybe it turns into Tolstoy after pagebut I have no inclination whatever to find out.