- May 24, 2015
Since I'm midway through The Shining, I thought I'd start another book to keep myself preoccupied when I'm not writing, running about, or attending college. That book is Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, the basis for the 1999 cult classic starring Christian Bale. To those of you not in the loop, the novel is set in Manhattan circa 1987, following Patrick Bateman, a 25-year old yuppie who lives in an luxurious apartment and has a high-paying job. He's incredibly good looking, affable, and hip. He's also a psychotic serial killer, indiscriminately raping, torturing, and murdering when he isn't working on closing accounts, doing lines of cocaine, and so on. The novel was incredibly controversial, and still is, for its explicit violent and sexual content. In some countries, the book is sold shrink-wrapped with a warning label! Nevertheless, I loved the movie adaptation, and I want to get the full experience.