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In dark times, the definition of good art would seem to be art that locates and applies CPR to those elements of what's human and magical that still live and glow despite the times' darkness. The equally flat and detailed – and mostly unreadable – scenes of sadistic violence in the second half of the novel can only be intolerable fantasy: the imagined enactment of all the hatred he really feels for the "hardbodies" he ogles. By this, he just means Twitter, which he believes to be governed by an authoritarian conformism out to suppress true free speech. On the one hand is a rich Wall Street banker, Bateman, concerned and very self-conscious about every detail of his physical appearance, expensive possessions, and control of the people and the world around him. Christie" – a prostitute, employed and badly abused by Bateman on multiple occasions before he eventually murders her in a grisly fashion.

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His own apartment is supposedly a cannibal's slaughterhouse, filthy and stinking (though apparently unnoticed by neighbours). Christian Bale was the perfect actor to have taken the role of Patrick Bateman, using method acting to display a psychopath's mindset in his role on the big screen. Well, the images and descriptions of Patrick’s murders unsettled me as much as anything I have ever experienced. On the one hand, this novel is a visceral, disturbingly dark portrait of the 1980’s as a emotionally vacuous, disconnected and superficial bastion of consumerism in which the people living through it became more and more detached from society and less and less able to emote for anyone beyond themselves. In addition to having some serious fun with the out of control consumerism of the 80’s, Ellis slowly begins to reveal to us the fact that Patrick (and I might add all of the people he associates with) have no empathy or compassion for anyone but themselves.

On the other hand, is the inner self of Patrick Bateman, the aboriginal-self, who copes and relinquishes his outer complications and "fake" identity, created by consumerism, through violence on other human beings, who he finds consumable, and expresses absolute control of his desires and true self through his violent fantasies. His characters are generally young vacuous people, who are aware of their depravity but choose to enjoy it.As the novel progresses the subject of her programs become more and more absurd, implied to be no more than a figment of Bateman's imagination. now, i don't really wanna defend the book against these charges; more fun to wonder what those who view american psycho as woman-hating or anti-feminist make of the dozens (hundreds? In the opening scene of American Psycho, this phrase appears as graffiti scrawled along the side of a bank. Now, I've read a lot of horror and seen my share of movie gore and while I don't enjoy “slasher” movies (or torture porn novels) I certainly have been able to deal with some very brutal images and scenes in the context of a what I read and watch.

At the end of the story, Bateman confronts Carnes about the message he left on his machine, only to find the attorney amused at what he considers a hilarious joke. Yet it seems never to occur to Ellis, a man who is surely 70 percent dinner, that his friends are annoying the shit out of him not because they hold left-wing political views, but because, like him, they are rich, and rich people are universally horrible. It was inner monologue of Patrick totally devoid of empathy for his victims At a restaurant on Beverly Boulevard, this woman explodes “into a spastic rage” and accuses Ellis of “white male privilege” when he casually suggests that Black Lives Matter has a PR problem. One of the great puzzles at the heart of American Psycho is that Bateman frequently shares his murder fantasies with people around him.The comparison between American Psycho’s serial-killer protagonist and its controversial author is easily made.

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