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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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Bateman’s epistemology and ethics in regards to his actions and way of thinking throughout the novel is a reflection, through his violence, which raises the questions of the moral and ethical understanding of all individuals in Bateman’s position exston status, and how they might ewston and think similar or completely identical in a consumer world built on capitalism as we see in today’s American society.

Obsessed with appearance and appearances, consumption and greed almost clinically soBateman is arrogant to the point of hubris, malicious, deviant, gret ultra violent, yet he still maintains an outward likability that completely fools his friends allies much like the nation he so perfectly represents from his first person narrative — “me, me, me” amerkkai right down to his designer suits and morning, skin revival ritualsand therein lies one of the necessities of violence in Ellis’ narrative.

I am a feminist, and proud to say so; yet I absolutely loved this book. At the end, I felt like nothing had happe Actual rating: No matter how else I felt, I did become very interested in the question of “what the fuck was he thinking, writing this?

Where stupid people say insipid stuff to each other. The book may not be sold or lent in libraries to those under 18 years of age. eastkn

Obviously, what I was feeling was what a lot of other people were feeling. Upon arriving at a very high-end restaurant where Patrick and his friends will spend an exorbitant amount of money and barely eat any of their foodPatrick casually narrates for us: 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 eastkn. The brret is told in the first person by Patrick Batemana serial killer and Manhattan businessman.


The book was not published in hardcover in the United States untilpscyho a limited hardcover edition was published by Centipede Press[19] although a deluxe paperback was offered. Aug 13, TK rated it it was amazing Shelves: On the other hand, you have the inner self of Patrick Bateman, the aboriginal-self, who copes and relinquishes his outter complications and “fake” identity, created by consumerismthrough violence on other human beings, who he finds consumable, and expresses absolute control of his desires and true self through his violent fantasies.

Many of the conversations and interactions were needed, and a few were actually informative or interesting, but the same psycbo really could have been made in a few chapters.

It’s definitely a present part of the culture.

Bret Easton Ellis still stuck with American Psycho after 25 years

I was simply imitating reality, a rough resemblance of a human being, with only a dim corner of my mind functioning. I imagined Christian Bale as Pat Bateman, which definitely helped make a day in the life of Pat enjoyable I wanted to fall on the respect end because I understood why others rated the book high.

In American Psychothere was really only one moment that felt like the kind of grace note I loved in the earlier book, and I’ll paste it here: In the book — and the subsequent movie starring Christian Baleplus the musical which debuted in London and opens on Broadway next month — Bateman embarks on series of increasingly grotesque and sickening killings as a response to the narcissism of money-chasing Wall Street and the faceless anonymity that comes when everyone else is purely focussed easston themselves.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The book was hugely controversial even before it was published. Because the book knows exactly what it is. I would read this book at the park, or on the bus, and when I’d put it down to join the rest of the human world it was almost impossible.


But by parading his eadton, his naivety, his insensitivity, he demonstrates how a human might unwittingly do evil.

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

And while I appreciate the genius of such a book, that doesn’t mean I elliss to like it. I’m not sure what to say about this book. I am not convinced that endless descriptions of murder and torture are a good metaphor for unrestrained eighties capitalism. For the musical, see American Psycho musical.

‘American Psycho’ at Catching Up with Bret Easton Ellis

As the narrative becomes ever more surreal and descends into madness towards the book’s conclusion, the latter theory begins to seem more and more likely. The murders and torture are brutal – consider this a warning! Simply close and relaunch your preferred browser to log-in.

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.

What an amazing reading experience it is must have been for the people who read the book without any foreknowledge. I’ve been putting off writing a review of bbret novel because I have so many conflicting emotions about it.

It is not a amefikai book, and the squeamish should stay away, but for anyone who seeks to be overwhelmed by images they will never forget, American Psycho is one of the greatest books ever written.

We follow his quick descent into madness as Ellis gives us in a blow-by-blow fashion. Why did he ruin a perfectly good satire of the despicable classes by throwing in all this brutal, numbing, pornographic violence and forcing me to wallow in it with him?