Went to my favorite used book store today. This is my haul. I spent all my time in the horror section.
Loving this! Brand-dropping has dropped to an acceptable background level. Hope it stays brilliant...
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
I never expected it, but this is genuinely the funniest novel I‘ve read. It had me laughing—out loud!—for pages on pages. The book is a total absurdity, so I think you have to read it with that sensibility to get the humor.
Otherwise, there is so much to unpack, with all the repulsiveness. But Ellis taps into a strange, dark side of consciousness (different for every person) with such deftness—his ability to do this so well is unsettling.
Here are my banned books for the #24B4Monday challenge. I won't be starting until later today because I just got home from my shift (I work overnights) and I'm going to bed now, but I have the weekend off so I'll be able to make up time later 😍
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader
A young girl, a freshman, I met in a bar in Cambridge my junior year at Harvard told me early one fall that “Life is full of endless possibilities.” I tried valiantly not to choke on the beer nuts I was chewing while she gushed this kidney stone of wisdom, and I calmly washed them down with the rest of a Heineken, smiled and concentrated on the dart game that was going on in the corner.
💀 this one has been on my list for a while now, very excited about finally starting it 💀
•Edit• ok so it‘s taken longer then i thought to finish, tho the horror is so over the top, almost cartoonish and not anatomically possible to be too unbearable, it is still disgusting. the superficiality, tho satirical, is at times exhausting.
I can't think of Genesis, Huey Lewis, or Whitney Houston without one fan coming to mind. In the film, Bateman shares his critical insights on these artists with his soon-to-be victims. But the novel has entire chapters of just his analysis, with no other context. The effect is very different: you get more insight into his psychology and how his 'deep thoughts' on art are entwined with commercial success.
I‘m having a hard time reviewing this one. Yes, it‘s disgusting. But it‘s also disturbing in a good way. I found it horribly boring. But it‘s genius. I am left with many questions. It really made me think. Which I believe is it‘s purpose. Can it be both one of the best books I have ever read and also one of the worst? Because that‘s where I‘m at with it.
I‘m still working my way through. Not too disgusted yet. But why do I have to know the brand name of every single thing? And why do I have to read endlessly about everyone‘s clothes? I might be skimming those parts. I‘m worried that I‘m going to be bored before I even get to be disgusted. lol
Love it or hate it, it seems that a lot people feel this is the most disturbing book ever. How can I not read it after knowing that? 😂 #libraryhold
#EasyLover lyrics by Phil Collins & Philip Bailey
"Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual..."-Patrick Bateman
@Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen
I can‘t think of anyone that fits this hashtag better than Patrick Bateman. I can‘t get enough of the dude. The book is fabulous, the movie just as good . . . both are definitely among my favorites. It‘s time for a reread for sure.
In fact, if anyone‘s open for a buddy read, let me know! Maybe beginning of May?
1. American Psycho - We can argue over the book, but that cover - wow 😲
2. I will probably spend Feb 14 with you guys, if that‘s okay 📖
3. I guess I‘d have to say institutional green, which kind of looks like snot (hate to be offensive here) 🤧
4. Davilyn (combining David + Jacquelyn) 😱
1. Too misogynistic and graphic (and I‘m usually ok with dark)!
2. Eat at home as I‘m retired.
3. When I was in high school in a synchronized swimming show, on opening night my bathing suit strap broke and my top came off in the water. I was mortified!😳😫
4. Any Hawaiian scent
5. Blue Drowning
“...we‘d make omelets and noodles tossed with olive oil and truffles and porcini mushrooms; we‘d make soufflés with poached pears and cinnamon fruit salads, grilled polenta with peppered salmon, apple and berry sorbet, mascarpone, red beans with arrozo wrapped in romaine lettuce, bowls of salsa and skate poached in balsamic vinegar...”
#QuotsyDec18 | 18: #Skate
?: Made with Typorama
Great book, but I wouldn't really recommend this book because of the extremely graphic scenes and apparently obvious tendency to piss people off for one reason or another.
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@MaleficentBookDragon @jillannjohn @PirateJenny @InBooksILive
1: Patrick Bateman from American Psycho.
2: Go bald
3: Equality for all people
4: Apple - I‘m a sucker for I-anything
5: I Googled a publishing house
7: Over, always over!
Experienced a rare case of preferring the film in this case I didn‘t see the “dark humour” in the book at all that the film portrays much better for me the book was just way too disgusting. Also so much faffing about I wouldn‘t be surprised if a 1/4 of the book is made up of clothes description I get why it‘s there but it‘s just boring to read about. Also the rat scene!!! 🤮😱!!
Hey Amazon, I know I have a dark sense of humor but I'm not sure this book counts as either entertainment or humor...
@jenniferw88 has Part 2 in Amazon's bad coding! 🤣
This also came in this weekend 😬 but I didn‘t want to post until I had it up!
This is gorgeous, @parttimedomestic ! Thank YOU so much for throwing the giveaway! Congrats once more, and happy reading!
#TeamCthulhu #HGPBC #HorrorGoesPostalBookClub @TheReadingMermaid @jillannjohn @PirateJenny
@MaleficentBookDragon my book FINALLY came today after waiting a few weeks for it so I will hurry and read it quickly so I can get it sent out to you!
Gathering the spooky books on my TBR to read in October!!!!
The tagged book is the cover that is hard to see; plain white with a single bloody fingerprint. Yasssss!
I will now forever be on the look out for men wearing a triple button wool Armani suit with a white pocket square. Matching slacks. Sterling tie clip holding a cornflower blue tie from polo. Non prescription frames from Burberry and a new Sony Walkman with headphones gently wrapping moose backed hair.
Ironic and darkly humorous, satirical yet prophetic, violent and explicit, this book encompassed all of these. The book has gotten the most notoriety for its violence and its movie adaptation. Darkly humorous because of the banality of its characters lives, ironic as Bateman flirts with escaping his life, prophetic because you could substitute a few products and its take on consumerism hasn't missed a beat. Dare I say a modern American classic.
"My life is a living hell," I mention off the cuff, while casually moving leaks around on my plate, which by the way is a porcelain triangle. "And there are many more people I, uh, want to... want to, well, I guess murder."
Loving Bateman losing his sanity more and more as his social circle is oblivious.
In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis explores the depths of madness and insanity of violence in our time. Patrick Bateman is young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day and murders women by night. Ellis' writing is very graphic and disturbing. He gives us a look into the mind of a sociopath. Patrick Bateman is a sick and twisted person and this book is not for the faint of heart. #americanpsycho #1001books
I had a lot to say about this book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️