American Psycho [Bret Easton Ellis] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The modern classic, the basis of a Broadway musical, and major . Bret Easton Ellis sits in a chair by a window, his feet perched in the American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis has said he will always be. The author’s novel is now a musical due to make its Broadway debut – prompting Ellis to muse about what the murderous banker would be up.
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The book may not be sold to those under 18 years of age. Half a book of recycled conversation about fashion, society, tanning, etc. I’ve never in my life felt so guilty for laughing at a book, but laugh I did. I found this weirdly enjoyable – particularly the chapters where he discusses Genesis and Whitney Houston in great detail. That’s the most beautiful sentence in either book, maybe the only truly beautiful sentence Ellis has ever written — maerikai strengths as a writer do not really include handsome prose.
There aren’t a lot of books like American Psycho. It creates a delicious suspense. If you have questions or need assistance setting up your account please email pw pubservice. New York today is American Psycho on steroids.
But I’m not giving anyone any ideas. There are endless descriptions of goods and products. Women are either trash or hard bodies or they are deemed as unfuckable and are completely in love with him.
Characters are consistently introduced as people other than themselves, psyco people argue over the identities of others they can see in restaurants or at parties. Even if we drop the allegory, however, and simply see Bateman as a monster whose presence criticizes hyper-misogyny, hyper-violence, hyper-masculinity, and hyper-consumption, Ellis’ choice to express the violence as he did is sound because when Patrick Bateman isn’t being violent and he isn’t being literally violent very often his narrative has the ability to lull us into comfort — to forget how horrible the man can be, how horrible he really is.
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They are honestly the most brutal I have ever read, and as I am a very squeamish person, there was no way I was ever going to enjoy this book. De que un autor destape y escarbe en lo oscuro de xmerikai existencia. The titular psycho, protagonist and narrator, Patrick Bateman, is undoubtedly a horrifically misogynist character – both amerikaii terms of the hideous things he does to women and in the minute details of the ways in which he perceives and judges them.
And I always remember a conversation I had with this guy way back in high school. Bateman’s mental state continues to deteriorate, and he begins to experience bizarre hallucinations such as seeing a Cheerio interviewed on a talk show, being stalked by an anthropomorphic park bench, and finding a bone in his Dove Bar.
This book is, as its reputation suggests, eaton harrowing read at times, but it’s also truly hilarious in parts – the endless repetition, the lengthy passages solemnly appraising the back catalogues of dreadful 80s bands, the meticulous descriptions of ludicrous meals and pyscho outfits. This book stands head and shoulders above the rest as the most disturbing book I’ve ever read. No matter how else I felt, I did become very interested in the question of “what the fuck was he thinking, writing this?
But the violence was so completely necessary in all American Psycho is an energetic, transgressive piece of brutal art.
Bret Easton Ellis: today’s American Psycho would be an online troll
A lot of it had to do with my frustration with having to become an adult and what it meant to be an adult male in American society. American Psycho is a brutal satire of the American upper middle class, set amongst the yuppies of New York during the boom era of the ‘s. The film has nothing on this. By the end of the book one might spycho might not wonder if Bateman has “grown” or “changed” or had a “character arc” — there are some clues to that effect, maybe — but I honestly could only have been satisfied to see him caught, judged, executed, tortured, punished, hurt, made to feel or understand what he’d done.
Bateman, despite his raging homophobia, is also oddly unable to kill his closeted gay co-worker Eastno after Luis confesses his love-that-cannot-be-named for Patrick. That entails more than murder, which a lot of people reviewing this book completely miss. Ellis really succeeds in painting a rather despicable picture of consumerism in America.
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Sadly animals were harmed in the story. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I would have thought even a disturbing maerikai, movie, song or painting should at least be enjoyable on some level if it’s to gain its audience’s love, and if it can’t gain that love then it’s certainly not worthy of glowing reviews. And, you know, I think he was right.
One to give me a book hangover. There are wild and creative forms of brutality performed on people that I didn’t know were possible. A multimillion-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic, it is a violent black comedy about the darkest side of human nature. View all 27 comments.