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Aug 08, Krok Zero rated it really liked it Shelves: I am not sick of any of it. American Psycho is also interesting: So while I waston the behavior in the book, I celebrate the artistry with which it’s rendered.

You can’t just dismiss him as an easily mockable artificial construct or a satirical avatar of Ellis’s anti-yuppie vitriol, because you’re living inside his head for pages, and eastln clear that he knows exactly what he is — and, more disturbingly, he seems to be the only character in the book for whom this is true.

Torture of the characters, torture of the reader, and Ellis himself described writing it as a kind of torture too. Elizabeth Ann The whole point of that scene was to force both Bateman and the reader to question whether pycho not those brutalities actually took place.

I suppose American Psycho might promote misogyny in the same way that any violent art might promote violence. Certain torture passages of the book are torture just to get through. The first elis of the book is a remarkably controlled fugue amerikwi this stuff, actually quite musical, in which little glimpses of evil build and build, accelerating toward the certainty that something very bad will happen — all the while continuing a richly detailed, absurdly amusing sendup of the lives of detestable, useless rich brats.


‘American Psycho’ at 20: Catching Up with Bret Easton Ellis

No ahonda en lo esencial de la existencia humana; ignora lo que nos hace, a pesar de todo, personas. I found the beginning of the book to be very funny in a dark, satirical way.

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. All in his head?

About Bret Easton Ellis. Yes, how very astute of me.

‘American Psycho’ at Catching Up with Bret Easton Ellis

Well I’m sorry, but the only important thing about American Psycho is that it illustrates – by its existence, by its success – something deeply wrong with the society that gave birth to it. And as all the controversy if you can call the entire lit media deciding to hate the same book a “controversy” drove sales through the roof, the ultimate slap in the author’s face was when the New York Times actually erased the book from its 1 position on the best wllis list — they just shoved it down the memory hole, in the interests of “taste and decency.

Well, firstly I will just comment on the violence in this novel and say that it contains some of the most graphic torture and killings that I have ever read about both in the real and fictional world.

I hate wasting my time by reading about stuff I don’t want to read about, satire or not. In the end it doesn’t seem that Bateman is actually a character as much as an amalgam of these people: Chapter Pornography and Violence: People started to talk about the book, and they also started to talk about how funny it was—when I was writing the book I remember thinking it was a black comedy.


But as with many satirists, it is unclear whether he is criticising bref horrors he depicts, or simply wallowing in them. American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis.

Bateman goes shopping, hallucinates, kills a prostitute, a co-worker, some animals, an old friend, shops some more. When a book sticks with you, you know it is powerful.

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

De que un autor destape y escarbe en lo oscuro de nuestra existencia. How much did the reviews matter?

There are 3 possible reasons you were unable to login and get access our premium online pages. But twenty years later it’s still stirring up debate, and if that’s not a mark of good litterachurr I dunno what is. With the exception of a few scenes, the movie is pretty much true to the book. That entails more than murder, which a lot of people reviewing this book completely miss. They simply carry on with their conversation as if he never spoke; thus, he continues on with his own life and slowly becomes more and more trapped, repressed and angry.

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

The kind where things jump out at you, there’s no nudity, and there are never, ever bloody deaths. I feel like shit but look great.

Ellis has a great talent for describing vapidity, an amazing imagination for the empty conversation of horrible people.