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American Psycho
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
Now a major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale (Metroland), Chloe Sevigny (The Last Days of Disco), Jared Leto (My So Called Life), and Reese Witherspoon (Cruel Intentions), and directed by Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol).In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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yoavshai
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 146.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Bertha_Mason
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

"A curtain of stars, miles of them, are scattered, glowing, across the sky and their multitude humbles me, which I have a hard time tolerating."

batsy Whatever people might think of a book, Ellis has certainly given voice to a *character*. 2mo
Bertha_Mason @batsy Hell yeah. 2mo
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Bertha_Mason
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

"This is accompanied by a horrible momentary hissing noise actually coming from the wounds in Paul‘s skull, places where bone and flesh no longer connect, and this is followed by a rude farting noise caused by a section of his brain, which due to pressure forces itself out, pink and glistening, through the wounds in his face."

tpixie Lol good morning reading! 2mo
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Bertha_Mason
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

"Mercifully, he pauses, taking a bite out of his brioche, which looks like a sponge drenched in blood—his brioche looks like a big bloody sponge—and he washes it down with a sip from his Corona."

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American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Andrew65 Enjoy 😊 3mo
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BarkingMadRun
American Psycho (Revised) | Bret Easton Ellis
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It‘s horror week on DWTS! (Vote for Cody!) #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix @Clwojick @StayCurious

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danx
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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I got through 68 pages. It wasn‘t overly bad but I was completely disinterested. I skipped through to some later sections and the pace and tone remained and so am very happy to bail on this. A case where the movie is better than the book.

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Ast_Arslan
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#FallTreasures

Day 14 - #PublishedYearYouWereBorn

Class 1991
Two of them are still on my TBR

Eggs 👏🏻📚👍🏼 4mo
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nminella
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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This one freaked me out a little. That said, it‘s a wonderfully artistic portrait of the 1980s, consumerism, Wall Street, arrogance, pretentiousness, insanity and violence. It‘s art and a period piece, so take it for what it‘s worth.

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Wellreadhead
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Violetsunrise84
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Some parts of Bret Easton Ellis‘ American Psycho seem ridiculous until you factor in Patrick Bateman‘s overall privilege. Even as he seems to the reader to unravel his friends brush that off as Patrick “ being Patrick.” The character in the movie is tame compared to the monster in the book. Some scenes I was prepared for but others went way beyond the movie‘s chainsaw scene. I‘m glad that I finished this book. #breteastonellis #americanpsycho

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Violetsunrise84
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

I‘m trying to figure out why none of Patrick‘s neighbors I can smell the stench in his apartment. I‘m also trying to remember if he even had neighbors on his floor in the movie. #AmericanPsycho #BretEastonEllis

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Violetsunrise84
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

I‘m up to page 327. I have 71 pages left and I‘m taking a break for the night. Patrick continues to literally slice and dice his way through this story.It‘s hilarious how no one is taking him seriously. Each time he mentioned something depraved or in the reins people either laugh it off or change the subject. No wonder he‘s insane! #AmericanPsycho #BretEastonEllis

Jerlynn I loved this book! One of my favorites 7mo
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Violetsunrise84
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

I have 98 pages left to read. Patrick continues to unravel and kill. I made it to another scene that was included in the movie. It was one that involves two women where he ends up killing them. For some reason I thought that the scene was going to be similar to what happened in the movie. The dialogue with similar but the violence was worse. Much worse. #americanpsycho #breteastonellis

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Violetsunrise84
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

It‘s hard not to compare the novel to the film. One thing is clear. The adaptation omitted some pretty dark scenes from the movie. One in particular happened after a lunch date. I feel like the violence in the book trumps the novel. If the rumor is true about the story becoming a TV series then more than likely the screen writers won‘t omit these scenes. #americanpsycho #breteastonellis

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Violetsunrise84
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

Patrick is literally deranged and people just laugh off his comments. I‘m starting to believe that they cannot see the real him. All they see is the insecurity. #AmericanPsycho #BretEastonEllis

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Violetsunrise84
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

Yeah, the movie version of Patrick Bateman has nothing on the novel version. I was finally able to read the part where the two women leave his apartment in tears. That was brutal. #americanpsycho #breteastonellis

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Leftcoastzen
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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#MayCharacters #Murders Not sure I have the stomach for this one.

vivastory This is one of those very rare cases when I think that the movie is better 9mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory interesting! Good to know. 9mo
reading_rainbow I agree, I like the movie better. But everything I hated about this book I felt was intentional so rating it was difficult for me. it yo-yo‘s from mentally draining consumerism to over the top monstrous violence and I was glad when it was over tbh lol but it didn‘t stop me from wanting to read more from the author lol 9mo
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Eggs Sounds like heavy material 😱😳 Great choice for the prompt ❣️ 9mo
Leftcoastzen @reading_rainbow yes , I read his first book , light by comparison 9mo
DogMomIrene I tried years ago. I remember a murder scene. I think it was the first one. I was on an exercise bike at the gym. I felt so nauseated, I put the book down before the murder was finished. And I never picked the book up again. But I can watch the Walking Dead no problem🧟‍♂️😂 9mo
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Violetsunrise84
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

Yeah most of this is definitely in his mind. I think so because he tends to say things and people don‘t really react to what he says. Particularly, the creepy things and the racist comments. #AmericanPsycho #BretEastonEllis

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Violetsunrise84
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

It‘s funny how Patrick Bateman is very meticulous about his daily routine down to his skin care regime. However, he smokes, drinks and doesn‘t sleep much. Make that make sense. #amreading #americanpsycho #breteastonellis

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Violetsunrise84
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

I am really into this story. Patrick continues to be a huge ball of anxiety. #americanpsycho #breteastonellis

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Violetsunrise84
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

It‘s rare that an adaptation manages to capture the story well but this time it did. I‘m up to page 82. Patrick‘s inner monologue is truly psychotic. #breteastonellis

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Violetsunrise84
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

The fact that Patrick knows every stitch of clothing each character is wearing is wild. Not to mention how insecure he feels around his coworkers. #americanpsycho #bretteastonellis

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Violetsunrise84
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Sometimes, it‘s not enough for me to just watch a movie. So, when it comes to American Psycho, I finally bought a copy of the novel. I‘m 30 pages in and yeah Patrick Bateman is insecure, narcissistic and anal. Oh and there‘s also that psychopath hidden deep inside. I just finished reading about his morning routine. It‘s above and beyond in the book. So far so good! #americanpsycho #breteastonellis

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IamIamIam
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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KendallHershey
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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I‘m currently in the middle of listening to American Psycho on #audiobook and I have to say... I‘m extremely bored! I understand the point Bret Easton Ellis is trying to make, but I don‘t want to listen to this guy detail his dinner plans, his fashion choices, or his skincare routine *again.* Narcissism is incredibly dull.

Vansa Oh I couldn't agree more. You get the point after a few chapters. Bret Ellis likes to hit his readers over the head multiple times with the book equivalent of a hammer. It goes on and on, in the same vein. It could have been a novella and been a lot more powerful! 1y
mcipher The Huey Lewis and the News chapter... but honestly the business cards are my favorite part. It‘s so ridiculous. 1y
Liz_M “Narcissism is incredibly dull.“ 😂 1y
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anushareading
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I won‘t comment on the misogyny, violence, rape, murder, hate crimes against the homeless, the LGBTQ, or the general gore - even after accepting all of that American Psycho seems forced and not worth the hype. The idea is definitely brilliant - a comment on the toxic culture of materialism and capitalism and for that I commend the author. But as the writing goes, the work makes a dry read with boring characters and plots. A+ for unique storyline.

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anushareading
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Ready for the gore. #newreads (P.S Irvine Welsh‘s introduction is really good.)

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EadieB
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Day 23 - #3Books #ThatMadeMeUncomfortable

These are some difficult reads.

runswithscissors007 Wasp factory was a dnf!!! Good for you!!! 1y
Hestapleton I Dnf‘d American psycho because it made some so uncomfortable! And I didn‘t even really get into the super violent parts! 1y
Ruthiella Oh yes, The Wasp Factory. 😰 1y
Bookish.SAM Yes! The Wasp Factory! Definitely made me squirm 😬 1y
OriginalCyn620 Same here with American Psycho! 😱 1y
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TheRiehlDeal
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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CorgiBooks
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Mehso-so

I think I was expecting more from this book somehow. It‘s an in-depth character study, sure, and there were moments where it met my expectations and gratified them with an interesting look on a broken and horrific figure. However, the rest of the book consists of hard to read, graphic depictions of violence or long, boring passages about clothes or albums of stereos that were hard to get through for different reasons.

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EadieB
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Klou 👍📚❤👌📚 2y
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emilycoc
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Pickpick

What a read! I was so uncomfortable, yet I couldn't put it down.

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emilycoc
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Next up. #tbr #whatiread #bookfiveof2020 (pretty sure it's book 5...)

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emilycoc
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My next read came in the mail today!!! #whatiread #tbr

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Nikki_E
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Bailedbailed

DNF. Can‘t do it.

TrishB I did finish, a long time ago and still hate it!! 2y
emilyhaldi Ugh I bailed on this too... it turned my stomach 😖 2y
Anna40 Hated it very very much. 2y
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Nikki_E
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Darkside723
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Wow.... just...wow

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Mqrz
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Incredible book! The amount of detail and thought process of the character is definetly more intriguing than the movie was. Though, I did enjoy the movie but this book really went on about the relationships the main character (Patrick Bateman) has with his friends and targets. I myself am into books on drama and murder if you are then I highly recommend this book. Bret Easton Ellis 👍🏻

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Darkside723
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Same sh*t different day for Pat Bateman

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Darkside723
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Who hasn‘t been there?

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AshleyHoss820
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The increasing absurdity along with Bateman‘s escalating psychosis is fantastic. This book is extra. The sex scenes become torture scenes and, after a while, you become desensitized. Bateman is one of the best unreliable narrator‘s I‘ve read. This whole book is a trigger warning. Cruelty is constant. But is Patrick any different than the yuppies he‘s friends with? #1001Books 164/1,001 Christian Bale deserved all the acclaim for his performance.

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LokiDokey
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Day 19 #ChillingPhotoChallenge is #gory
American Psycho is what I instantly thought of for gory 🔪🔪🔪

#Scarathlon #teamslaughter @clwojick

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MoonWitch94
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Friday Night Movie 🎥 🍿: Rob Zombie‘s “31”. I am usually not a fan of his films, but this one was pretty good. Terrifying, gore-filled, and takes place on Halloween Night? The perfect slasher thriller murder horror film for #TeamSlaughter 🔪⛓🔨#31 #robzombie #halloweenhorror #scarathlon

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What whisky does Pat Bateman drink?

Stevenjohntait The answer is J&B Scotch whisky, a blend of 42 single malt and grain whiskies. 2y
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ReadingOver50
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Went to my favorite used book store today. This is my haul. I spent all my time in the horror section.

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ianreeds
American Psycho (Revised) | Bret Easton Ellis
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Loving this! Brand-dropping has dropped to an acceptable background level. Hope it stays brilliant...

Jerlynn I love that book, such a classic 3y
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PirateJenny
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A very late finish in the #HGPBC. I have seen the movie but was iffy about reading the book. I'm glad I read it though. I put it more in the parody or dark comedy genre than horror. I'm old enough to remember the '80s and the intense name dropping of labels and restaurants makes the ridiculousness of the gore and Bateman's one-upmanship of himself in regards to his killing spot on companions. Recommended with caveats: extreme violence and gore

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Leannr
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This book is trying at times for three reasons. The endless detail given to clothing and their origin, the inedible sounding combinations of food and of course the emotionless descriptions of horror...