>90% of book is describing peoples outfits for le effect

>90% of book is describing peoples outfits for le effect
I'm shocked this piece of shit was ever popular

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had to skip the entire Whitney Houston chapter

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      filtered

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      then you didnt read the book

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      t. morons who did not get it

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was a book for its time, it captured the yuppie culture very well imho but it grow old fast
    By the time movie got released such stuff already became old. and I'm ignoring the fact movie only became popular later on mid-late 2000s.
    You are reading a period piece describing cultural bullshit from 30 years back

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The book's aim is to submerge you into the mind of the protagonist. If you felt annoyed, that means the author was successful.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If American Psycho were written today, it would probably also have detailed accounts of those people's social media pages, physiognomy, and assumed political leanings

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Paragraphs spanning his dilation routine and the sharp thirst for death.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I thought it was actually very funny. The characters, when in conversation, never actually talk about the same subject.
    They don't know each other's names, and their conversations are one big non-sequitur.
    Some of the killing is pretty over the top, but, again, the dialog is hilarious.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    rare case where the movie is better & more influential than the book

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The movie is great but the book is still the deeper dive, there are some lines especially towards the end that are fantastic.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      so wrong lol. the movie is only saved by bale's funny performance. the book is hilarious and much more profound

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Idk about "better" (in fact I agree with you) but the movie has certainly gotten more exposure and had a stronger influence on culture than the book imo. Unless you argue semantically that the book caused the movie and therefore "owns" the movie's impact.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it's not semantics, the book is just better, cultural impact not withstanding. no book means no movie anyway, but let's just pretend for a second that cultural impact equates directly to quality, that would mean that the most popular media of all time were also the best of all time and that's just simply not true.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ill just pretend you did read the first sentence of my post.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i did read the first sentence of your comment but i fail to see how it matters much in context of what you ultimately said in the whole comment. sure, you said you liked the book and may even like it better than the movie but disregarding cultural relevance, as it isn't a metric of quality anyway, what's the point you were trying to make?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The point I made was that the movie was more popular than the book. The movie spawned a meme culture around it that persists decades later. I don't think I have ever heard a person quote or directly reference text from the book that was not present in the movie, unless the topic of conversation was the book itself.

            I am judging the movie's quality and social impact separately against the book, and I reject the conflation of those concepts. I consider the process of film adaption as we know it to be inefficient in terms of carrying over the quality and nature of the adapted work. There were things in or about the book that were good and didn't carry over to film. More people were exposed to the film, more people reference and remember the film, due to circumstances that are irrelevant to the quality of the book.

            Not complicated. Anything can be made to sound complicated, but what I am saying is not a naturally complicated concept and I think you are being deliberately obstinate for reasons unknown.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            oh tbh i didn't read this comment here:

            rare case where the movie is better & more influential than the book

            i only read what you said. having read it, i completely agree with you.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not. You get a bunch of fun shit like Bateman running around pretending to be a vampire, killing a child at a zoo, eating a microwaved jellyfish, insane descriptions of torture, meeting Tom Cruise in an elevator and spilling his spaghetti, kicking Luis in the face etc.

    It's hilarious, he's always up to some mischief

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is a reflection of how vapid we have been forced to become within the concrete jungle.

    The fact that you can recognize so many of the brands, styles, names, forms of consumer goods speaks to how much you have unconsciously and unconsentually been forced to internalize everything that is listed.

    By making you laboriously slog through it all, it is elevating the readers consciousness to become aware of how submerged in meaningless trash they truly are.

    Imagine every advert you've absorbed, unknowingly or not. Someone wrote copy for those adverts. People read the magazines containing those adverts. Brands potentiate the existence that encompasses all that you are and will be.

    The nuance in personal selection of said branded clothing etc is the only outward reflection of will, and is thus, a more truer representation of the characters than any other potential metric within the setting.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No one can remember each other's names, nor do they care, but they can all name the brands of clothing, and they do care about that. When someone misnames a brand it is considered a violation like if you called someone by the wrong name irl. People who dont weae designer "have no name" i.e. they are nobodies. Like other anons said it is a social commentary on yuppies.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >No one can remember each other's names
      Oh shit, I can barely remember the names of people I meet too (and I don't meet a lot of them). Am I also an American psycho?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do you address people by random names when this happens?

        Joking aside, tons if not most of the characters do this, and they are all yuppies and not the titular psycho. You can't be 100% sure anyone is talking about the correct person when they use a name, it is only highlighted when it is relevant to Patrick since the narrative is given through his perspective. Otherwise no lampshade is hung. The narrative is even less reliable than Patrick himself because the things he hears are not from reliable people, separate from his own unreliability.

        Maybe you are yuppish and unreliable. More likely you are a product of the 2000's and not a product of the 1980's, but the overall mechanic of forgetting names remains the same. You're focused on something else, your brain is busy because you are anxious around others, and you only meet new people around people so it is always like that when you learn a name.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I loved the movie—I really should read the book too sometime.

          >You're focused on something else, your brain is busy because you are anxious around others, and you only meet new people around people so it is always like that when you learn a name.
          Pretty much

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You should. The book is better.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The book is IMO better but it's not doing the same thing as the movie, so don't go in expecting that. As an approximation the movie shows what it feels like to be Bateman while the book shows what it's like to listen to him talk. The famous Huey Lewis monologue goes on for pages and stays incredibly shallow, while the movie selected just a few sentences and nailed the delivery so it isn't tedious. Patrick is in reality a bore both in the book and in the movie but the book won't let you forget it. You laugh at him, not with him.
            They complement each other but it's natural that some people will like one and not the other.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Will keep that in mind, cheers

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aside from the edgelord gore scenes this was a very enjoyable read.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I got so annoyed at him killing dogs. It reminds me of Man in the High Castle having Hitler kill a random dog on the street in order to enforce that he was bad. Patrick and Hitler can both be bad people without torturing or killing dogs. It is a cheap thing to say, "Ill have him kill a dog so that people will be disgusted by him" and just toss that into the story for that effect. The best bad guys make bad moral decisions that follow their motives. How does killing dogs help Patrick fit in with neurotypical yuppies? Killing homeless people is thematically in line, seeing women as objects and canvases for sinning fits thematically, killing a child to contemplate on the generic quality of the relationships between people fits thematically. What does killing the dogs do?
      >he bad
      Oh snap Patrick is bad???

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Le heckin pupperinos

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    schtick does wear thin

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    maybe about 1.5% you are exagerating

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IQfy is my main board so i love it to be honest. I even know some of the exact pieces they are wearing! some of the outfits dont make sense but I like imagining what each person would wear today.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They would all wear Loro Piana and expensive finance bro fleece/gilets

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you knew anything about the outfits descibed, you'd realise as he gets crazier in the book the outfits become more insane, like strange colours or designs that wouldn't match, or clothes that don't exist

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That cover is kino

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the books is quite good.
    The Shards on the other hand was complete dogshit

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I downloaded this on a whim when I was chilling at my very good friend's place for a few hours prior to meeting a girl I would soon after fall in love with. It was a pdf and I read it uncomfortably on a desktop, but I was enthralled by that shit and got through it in a single evening.
    I think it is a fantastic novel. I had seen the movie once by then. During the wait the girl had texted me that she wanted me to "butter her muffin" and I jerked off thinking about that, and told her, and she told me she was highly aroused in turn.

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