American Psycho – Brett Easton Ellis

Rating: 4 stars

Review: With all of the blood and gore (and gag inducing descriptives), it is easy to forget just how important this novel is as a depiction of modern American society. Its theme is reminiscent of Hemingway in its cyclical nature, with Psycho’s detached main characters making reservations to new restaurants and consequently canceling them, scoring blow , endlessly dicussing fashion trends, and sleeping with eachother. Culminating to the very last line of the book – THIS IS NOT AN EXIT. The ride does not end here, but goes on and on – worse than a downward spiral in its continuity.

Riveting. Fantastic. Important. Unceasing in its universal, existential truths. And, well – Gross.

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