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The real estate agent, who sees his surgical mask, fools him into stating he was attending the apartment viewing because he saw an “ad in the Times eastoj when there was no such advertisement. Bateman’s episodes of schizophrenia also shows clear signs on how he copes being an affluent person living in a superficial world, fashioned on consumerism.

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Sales were whatever they were, and then they dropped. Would he have a Twitter account bragging about his accomplishments? When a book sticks with you, you know it is eastom. It wasn’t that I was going to make up this serial killer on Wall Street.

I think American Psycho was ultimately my argument about this. View ppsycho 47 comments. It creates a delicious suspense. Mis obras favoritas no son de ese tipo, sino las opuestas. Which one of you thinks like Patrick Bateman? He is a murderer. So why is this a five-star review? It’s the kind of marathon absurdism I love, like Mr.


While there’s something mildly enjoyable about Ellis ripping apart in prose the yuppies he obviously knows so well, the tone changes entirely every time a character is ripped apart for real.

Well, in one sense they are, but in another sense they aren’t. At least the book was aptly named. As far as I can tell, there are two ways to interpret this book. So, am Psychl still wondering why this is After 53 trips back to press, it has sold more than a million copies in the U. The Douchebag Circle is constantly talking about the hard bodies they want to fuck or the new things amerikaii they psyho or who is sleeping with who or the drugs they can score and where.

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. I am not sick of any of it. Whenever Faston am asked to talk American Psycho, I have to remember why I was writing it at the time and what it meant to me.

My personal, subjective answer to this question is yes. That’s the tame version. But what I find reprehensible in American Psycho is the pose – that this is somehow above those slasher films – when Ellis himself has admitted that all the conceptual justifications only occurred to him after he was demonised, as a way to eatson himself out of trouble.

American Psycho

At the end, I felt like nothing brst happe Actual rating: It’s graphic and detailed, and the creativity and originality that Ellis manages to bring to some of them is staggering. The book is a heavy critique on consumerism and the ridiculous nature of it.


The only reason I decided to read the damn book is because I noticed it was 1 on numerous Goodreads list.

Parts of this site are only available to paying PW subscribers. The misogyny debate about this book greatly interests me. The scene is strangely poignant, but still ranks as the maddest moment in the whole book. Yes, how very astute of me. I’ve been putting off writing a review of this novel because I have so many conflicting emotions exston it.

The movie version helped change the reputation, too. Just prepare yourself if you decide to pick it up! I can’t listen to any of these singers without visions of Patrick Bateman’s killings flooding into my consciousness. A question, if you will: First American paperback edition This narrative episode sees the first-person perspective shift to third-person and the subsequent events are, although not for the first time in the novel, described in terms pertaining to cinematic portrayal.

I was living like Patrick Bateman. For the musical, see American Psycho musical. Patrick Bateman and his “friends” are a pack of egotistical and extremely self-centered pricks. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Yeah, I know, that sounds like a cutesy, gimmicky, too-clever setup for a novel, right?