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"This Is Not an Exit"

4 years, 11 months ago at Sep 12 21:02
Set primarily during the late '80s, Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho" is a scathing (and often explicit) satire on the excessess of wealth and its dehumanizing effect on the main character, Patrick Bateman - a Wall Street investor by day and a psychopathic serial killer by night. Ellis' graphic descriptions of violence and sexual sadism (barely even touched on in the film adaptation, starring C... read more

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1 year ago at Jul 27 5:08
The Most Disturbing Book Ever Written definitely a unique experience
life through the eyes of serial killer but is he a serial killer? can his narration be trusted ? when does his hallucinations end and reality begins ?
if you can stomach the gut wrenching,over the top murders and rapes
,the misogynist accusations and the racist and homophobic description then you're in for a r... read more
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Manufacturer: Vintage
Release date: 1 March 1991
ISBN-10 : 0679735771 | ISBN-13: 9780679735779
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XoXo posted a review 1 year ago

“The Most Disturbing Book Ever Written definitely a unique experience

life through the eyes of serial killer but is he a serial killer? can his narration be trusted ? when does his hallucinations end and reality begins ?

if you can stomach the gut wrenching,over the top murders and rapes

,the misogynist accusations and the racist and homophobic description then you're in for a ride :a true roller coaster .

the way the book subdues you with endless details of Patrick Bateman 's life the fashion, the restaurants, the music, the food it numbs you to a certain degree then out of the blue it chocks you sensless: you get this graphic murder just thrown in there with no preparation, no regard for the reader like a lively routine it will chock you beyond be” read more

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"This Is Not an Exit"

“Set primarily during the late '80s, Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho" is a scathing (and often explicit) satire on the excessess of wealth and its dehumanizing effect on the main character, Patrick Bateman - a Wall Street investor by day and a psychopathic serial killer by night. Ellis' graphic descriptions of violence and sexual sadism (barely even touched on in the film adaptation, starring Christian Bale) caused a lot of controversy when the book was first released. Some book stores even refused to carry it. But many people miss the point. The violence, while gratuitous, is still integral to the story and the message that Ellis is trying to convey. "Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here", is a message that Patrick Bateman observes, scrawled in graffiti on the side of a building. This re” read more

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