By Bret Easton Ellis
In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of insanity and captures the madness of violence in our time or the other. Patrick Bateman strikes one of the younger and classy in Nineteen Eighties new york. younger, good-looking, and good trained, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall highway by means of day whereas spending his nights in methods we can't start to fathom. Expressing his actual self via torture and homicide, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society might endure to confront.
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She continues brushing her hair but the strokes are less definite because she’s looking at Tim. He notices this and then smells her neck and I think he licks at it quickly and grins. ” he asks. “Come on, you can tell me. ” “No,” Evelyn says, unsmiling. ” “No. As a matter of fact I don’t. I go to a tanning salon. I’m quite honest about that,” he says. ” “You’re projecting,” she says lamely. “I told you,” Tim says. “I go to a tanning salon. I mean I know it’s expensive but …” Price blanches. ” “Oh how brave to admit you go to a tanning salon,” she says.
He’s rich,” I say. “Everybody’s rich,” she says, concentrating on the TV screen. “He’s good-looking,” I tell her. “Everybody’s good-looking, Patrick,” she says remotely. “He has a great body,” I say. “Everybody has a great body now,” she says. I place the tumbler on the nightstand and roll over on top of her. While I kiss and lick her neck she stares passionlessly at the wide-screen Panasonic remote-control television set and lowers the volume. I pull my Armani shirt up and place her hand on my torso, wanting her to feel how rock-hard, how halved my stomach is, and I flex the muscles, grateful it’s light in the room so she can see how bronzed and defined my abdomen has become.
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