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American Psycho

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we need to follow a traditional model of literature which presents the good contrasted against the bad (i. Bateman's epistemology and ethics in regards to his actions and way of thinking throughout the novel is a reflection, through his violence, which raises the questions of the moral and ethical understanding of all individuals in Bateman's position and status, and how they might act and think similar or completely identical in a consumer world built on capitalism as people see in today's American society. Later, Bateman revisits Paul Owen's apartment, where he had earlier killed and mutilated two prostitutes, carrying a surgical mask in anticipation of the decomposing bodies he expects to encounter.

One of them explains that he likes to taunt homeless people by holding out a dollar, then snatching it away at the last second. Join him and Bret Easton Ellis for a discussion at 7pm on 14 July at Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1.Its provocative themes spark meaningful conversations and debates about society and individual responsibility.

In addition to having some serious fun with the out of control consumerism of the 80’s, Ellis slowly begins to reveal to us the fact that Patrick (and I might add all of the people he associates with) have no empathy or compassion for anyone but themselves. In 2013, a Kickstarter campaign was launched by Ellis and others to get a musical stage adaptation made.

Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it'd find a way both to depict this world and to illuminate the possibilities for being alive and human in it. He enters the perfectly clean, refurbished apartment, however, filled with strong-smelling flowers meant, perhaps, to conceal a bad odor. It came from a much more personal place, and that's something that I've only been admitting in the last year or so. Vanden – Evelyn's friend from the East Village who claims to attend Camden College, the main setting of The Rules of Attraction. The cashpoint machines at which he likes to stop to withdraw needlessly large sums start flashing non-standard messages at him.

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