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  • it’s crazy detail oriented and feels very OD

    it’s a interesting read tbh

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    that second chapter where he just flexes for 20 pages annoyed tf out of me and I put it down there

  • Loved it in high school but tried the reread when I got older. Was living in LA and was actually harder to get through at that point in my life because of how “real” that type of person is. Very powerful novel though.

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    It is an interesting read. It’s been a few years but I really enjoyed it at the time. Novel takes some dark turns but that’s part of why it was so good.

  • theboy

    that second chapter where he just flexes for 20 pages annoyed tf out of me and I put it down there

    This is completely understandable. Bateman is truly a psychopath and it’s actually pretty disturbing throughout.

    If you took a shot every time he described where someone’s outfit choices came from, by the time the story ends you’d definitely be dead

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    Disturbed me as a teen, found it sillier and over-the-top as an adult. Fun fact: while I’ve never personally verified this, Ellis claims that all of the outfits he describes in the book are actually mismatched and ridiculous if you go and look them all up.

  • If you like this and end up reading Less Than Zero and/or Rules of Attraction, definitely check out Lunar Park, Ellis’s meta homage to Stephen King. Probably my favorite book of his but I’d imagine it’s more enjoyable if you’ve at least read Less Than Zero.

  • disturbingly brilliant

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    excellent book, one part i had to skip though (if you've read it you know what i'm referring to)

    highly recommend his other books as well

  • Yeah, a few years ago. Tried “re-reading” it again through audiobook last year, but it gets way too monotonous.

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    injeragang

    excellent book, one part i had to skip though (if you've read it you know what i'm referring to)

    highly recommend his other books as well

    Does it involve cheese or a zoo?

  • cotton dockers

    Does it involve cheese or a zoo?

    the former. super hard to stomach reading that part

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    cotton dockers

    Does it involve cheese or a zoo?

    oh man jeez

  • Way too long. There was no need to keep repeating the same two stylistic devices for so many pages just makes it boring and monotonous

  • I get people’s complaints about how he meticulously describes the clothing again and again.

    But it perfectly encapsulates his personality, and how much of an obsessive psychopath he is.

  • Jerry Seinfeld

    It is an interesting read. It’s been a few years but I really enjoyed it at the time. Novel takes some dark turns but that’s part of why it was so good.

    I re-read this one a couple months ago after some years and still found it hilarious.

    When he's running through the city in full panic attack and the U2 concert

  • cotton dockers

    Does it involve cheese or a zoo?

    Or a rat?

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