American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
Okay, so last week I finished reading American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. I bought the book on a whim because the synopsis intrigued me and I knew it was well-known. I rarely read crime-related books, not because I don't like them but because I usually just stay in my comfort zone. So I guess I was excited to see what I thought of American Psycho. •
"Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and he works on Wall Street, he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to head-on collision with America's greatest dream—and its worst nightmare—American Psycho is bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognise but do not wish to confront." - Goodreads
Let's just say I'm not a fan. A few of the things that threw me off the fence: starting by saying that the whole book was boring - I couldn't bare to read one more line of detailed descriptions of who was wearing what and reading every existent designer brand name; the sordid details of the crimes Bateman commited were nauseating and extremely explicit, to the point I had to read the scenes in breaks; it was tiring to read Bateman's mind on women and homeless people.
Honestly, I never expected such a promising story to be so boring to me... It wasn't even the explicit and graphic violence that bothered me, because I was expecting that from a psycopath story, but everything else was just plain meh. The book is in first-person narration, and I couldn't seem to connect or feel interested by Bateman's perspectives at all. •
Have you ever felt this way about a book you read - feeling disappointed and really uninterested? And have you read American Psycho?