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This is ridiculous, not because social media hasn’t changed things tremendously, but because such claims are invariably rooted in a childish nostalgia for an uncomplicated mode of human communication that has never, in fact, existed.

Even the title White is a provocation, designed to simultaneously anticipate, incur, and mock accusations of white privilege. Brett Easton Ellis established a reputation as the enfant terrible of American fiction in the 1980s with his controversial novel Less than Zero, but with the publication of American Psycho he became established as one of the most notorious and reviled novelists currently writing. At the end of the story, Bateman confronts Carnes about the message he left on his machine, only to find the attorney amused at what he considers a hilarious joke. I’ve been rated and reviewed since I became a published author at the age of twenty-one, and I’ve grown entirely comfortable in being both liked and disliked, adored and despised. Fittingly, while Bateman’s peers may love Les Miserables , they treat the contemporary descendants of the musical’s subjects with abuse and disdain, and Bateman, of course, treats them much worse, with murderous barbarity.Through his essays in the book, Ellis slams liberal outrage (“the Left had become a rage machine, burning itself up”), millennials (“Generation Wuss” – even if he was living with one, the 32-year-old musician Todd Schultz), Black Lives Matter (“a millennial mess with no sense at all of forming a coherent visual idea or style”) and, bizarrely, Oscar winner Moonlight (“When did people start identifying so relentlessly with victims, and when did the victim’s world view become the lens through which we began to look at everything? Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she's a very hot woman she's really overrated. But his secondary — and still very substantial — crime is that he’s terribly dull, a man without a soul, with a festering sickness where his conscience should be. As the novel progresses the subject of her programs become more and more absurd, implied to be no more than a figment of Bateman's imagination.

It's highly addictive to get core insights on personally relevant topics without repetition or triviality. He goes to the office Halloween party "as a mass murderer, complete with a sign painted on my back that read MASS MURDERER". Then there are numbingly excessive details, like the ones here, that add little to our understanding of Patrick Bateman’s mind and only serve to pad out the word count to a punishing length. Bateman, in his mid-20s when the story begins, narrates his everyday activities, from his recreational life among the Wall Street elite of New York to his forays into murder by night.Donald Trump and (now ex-) wife Ivana are referenced regularly by Bateman, always with an uncharacteristic reverence. American Psycho doesn’t really break through the tedium until Bateman’s mask of sanity begins to slip. The events throughout the book and film paint Bateman’s path, leaving the reader to read attentively and reflect on modern-day criticisms of the social gap. One of the great puzzles at the heart of American Psycho is that Bateman frequently shares his murder fantasies with people around him.

as helpful, at times, as it might be to read litcrit and reviews which approach the novel as a kind of book-shaped container meant to convey certain ideas, standpoints, or commentaries.Why does no one notice that he is, by his own account, the greatest serial killer in American history? they wouldn't allow any alcohol other than their own wine to be drunk, so everyone compensated with dimebags and eightballs.

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