Jesse (star_waves) wrote in patrickbateman,
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Am I sick because I enjoyed this book so much?

I read American Psycho about a year ago and it was amazing. It was like watching a car crash. You know you should look away, but you cannot help but stop and stare. It worries me a little that I enjoyed reading it so much, but I couldn't help it. It is such a great book. Bret Easton Ellis created such an incredible character with Patrick Bateman. He's so cold and shallow, but you cannot help but loving him. My favorite quote from the entire book would have to be "There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable... I simply am not there." When I read that, it gave me chills. I also love the on running Ed Gein jokes (I used to be terrified of Leatherface). Ellis is a great author. I'm thinking about picking up Less Than Zero to read in my freetime.
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