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He is also a psychopath. So is it possible to be a feminist and still enjoy American Psycho?

And yet, even after almost 36 hours have ticked by, the only word that keeps bubbling up to the surface of my consciousness is Aburrido, tedioso y absurdo. Patrick Bateman is one of the most recognizable characters in fiction.

And – wrong as this may sound to some of you – I’ll enjoy it. So this is is just ‘what I remember’ sort of review now: May 05, Petra Eggs rated it it was amazing Shelves: Do not read about this asshole.

Feb 16, Jonathan Janz rated it it was amazing. People had previously commented about how annoying it was when the book goes off on random tangents where Bateman breaks down different musical artists’ careers. The violence is often juxtaposed closely with graphically detailed sex scenes or fantasies, with the two flowing into one another until they begin to seem almost inseperable.


Half a book of recycled conversation about fashion, society, tanning, etc. But by parading his numbness, his naivety, his insensitivity, he demonstrates how a human might unwittingly do evil.

But the violence was so completely necessary in all its terribleness because it captures something very disturbing about the world. Characters are often like children leaving the nest, going out into the uncaring world and being either accepted or not accepted, ignored or extolled, criticized or prized, no matter how the writer might feel about them. The character becomes more and more of a blank canvas as the book ellia on, a development underlined by the fact that he is constantly being mistaken for someone else, or spotting an acquaintance and not being sure exactly who it is.

Oct 15, Stacia the club rated it did not like it Recommends it for: 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.

He actually uses the word “bad” to describe his actions exactly gret I think it must have been a proofreading error. Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it’d find a way both to depict this world and to illuminate the possibilities for being alive and human in it.

Bret Easton Ellis: today’s American Psycho would be an online troll

I see fake business cards all the time—people send me those as well. In the end, there’s only one question that’s important here: I think Patrick Batemans have existed throughout brey. Someone could create a Patrick Bateman right now and a novel about Patrick Bateman circa —I just don’t know if anyone would read it. Bateman flees on foot and hides in his office, where he phones his attorney, Harold Carnes, and confesses all his crimes to the answering machine.


So, am I still wondering why this is I imagined Christian Bale as Pat Bateman, which definitely helped make a day in the life of Pat enjoyable I was living like Patrick Bateman.

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Patrick Bateman is one of the most unique characters in all of fiction. Review quote Our killer nonchalantly takes his blood-splattered clothes to the dry cleaners and gives them attitude when they complain about the stains.

His decaying sanity along with his ajerikai callousness creates a highly unreliable narrator. I know it’s not standard, but a protagonist CAN be a villian.

I wrote a book that is all surface action: 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. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The fact that we are even talking about this book now is still surprising to me.

Most of us have also woken up to the realisation that bankers are not gods to be revered. View all 37 comments.