Hey /lit/ can anyone recommend a book for me that is like American Psycho? I loved the book and all the aspects of it but am sad that it is ended and want something to fill that hole in my reads.
Start with his other fiction. Glamorama and The Informers are his best besides that one. If you're just looking for something as visceral and fucked up, Blood Meridian. Something very fucked up that has a similar sense of humor and deranged pathology would be Naked Lunch. Now that I think it over, those two books actually have quite a bit in common.
It's a bad book that was meant to appeal to proto-hipster shits in the 80s and now only appeals to manchildren who go to gore sites and /r9k/. It is a litmus test for pseudo-intellectuals and the fact that you like it automatically drops you into pleb tier
I feel extremely sorry for you. The comedic aspects of the novel aside, American Psycho is essentially a satirical critique of rampant excessive consumerism/materialism, capitalism and yuppie culture. It includes many elements of class warfare and touches on issues of race as well as sex. It is much more than just some edgy novel and the people who can't see that are imbeciles.
>stop liking things that I don't like
American Psycho one of those books which is so cool to dislike that people love to deny their enjoyment of it
if it was the 'patrician' opinion to like American Psycho, or if was an obscure novel, you'd probably change your opinion of it, like Batman does towards brittle red snapper pizza
Jim Thompson's Killer Inside Me and POP. 1280 make this book look like the piece of trash it is. Also the works of Derek Raymond, James Ellroy's Killer on the Road, and some of the later Ripley books...
it's not like the book bludgeons you over the head with that, and then accentuates the symbolism by using a wide gauge drill on a hookers mouth and a hamster tube on her snatch.
You are the psued referred to earlier in this thread.
it does sort of 'bludgeon you over the head with that', that's why he describes everything by brand name in the first place. The first half of the book has barely any violence in it at all
of course Bateman dwells for whole chapters on killing prostitutes etc, it's the only thing he finds real pleasure in
not him btw, it's like a 6/10 book but I don't really understand the criticism that there's too much edge. He's a psycho, after all