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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It left me to wonder if Ellis had begun by inventing these middle vignettes one at a time, discovering his character’s traits and voice along the way, and only years later completed the opening and closing sections.

American Psycho

It challenges us to wonder if anyone can be part of this culture and truly claim innocence. He just craves control of himself and sometimes can’t find it, gains or loses it, finds himself with more or less of it. Like, it’s perfectly I would write a review, but I have to go return some videotapes. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I would have thought even a disturbing book, movie, song or painting should at least be enjoyable on some level if it’s to gain its I don’t usually bother giving negative reviews here, but I feel it’s time to nail my colours to the mast and identify a few problematic titles.

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.

You know, this psychho reveals how much of a different planet some people are on than the one I’m on. At this point I’m sure it bores everyone to dredge up the whole misogyny question again, but it still puzzles me that smart people who must certainly know not to confuse the character’s perspective with the author’s continue to pull the concern-troll card here.

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Blog Twitter Facebook Insta Academia This kind of damnification of the male. So is it possible to be a e,lis and still enjoy American P As far as I can tell, there are two ways to interpret this book.

View all comments. Music from the Controversial Motion Picture I don’t think Patrick Bateman was something that was just invented in With the exception of a few scenes, the movie is pretty much true to the book.

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The book was hugely controversial even before it was published. I didn’t want to be one, because all it was about was status. New York Rights Fair. At least, until he got women back to his apartment. The book was not published in hardcover in the United States untilwhen a limited hardcover edition was published by Centipede Press[19] although a deluxe paperback elkis offered.

Boredom – way more than the graphically violent and disturbing – is unforgivable to me. Bateman has a easyon obsession with Donald Trump eastn a real representation of the times – and it honestly baffles me that this man is now President of the United Psychi. Do not ameriiai this book. And there’s not 12 Jonathan Franzens wondering around. 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.

It might be a long, long time before I read something which knocks American Psycho out of the top spot for “sickest thing I’ve ever witnessed,” and I’ve read books which have had rape, murder, and gore aplenty in them. 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?


People ARE materials to him, just more useless and often tasteless ones. Recently there has been a lot of talk about this stage of life, now termed Emerging Adulthood. And despite the idea of interconnectivity via the internet and social media, many people feel more isolated than ever, increasingly aware that the idea of interconnectivity is an illusion.

As a promotion for the film, one could register to receive e-mails “from” Patrick Bateman, supposedly to his therapist. It just wasn’t for me. Even today, people blithely ignore the violence inherent in the American system, and if American Psycho is an allegory for this system, the terrible violence of Bateman’s cruelest moments become the most important moments of the book.

I was so on the defensive because of the reaction to that book that I wasn’t able to talk about it on that level.

Books of the Week. He has called himself a moralist, although he has often been pegged as a nihilist. The evil crescendos but keeps building, like a screaming loud noise that keeps getting louder. Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and he works on Wall Street, he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. At first glance, it seems as though it is the juxtaposition of the banal and the brutal that make American Psycho shocking.