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 stylish in Eighties ny. younger, good-looking, and good informed, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall road 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 may well undergo to confront.
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He asks, his hands on her shoulders, whispering this into her ear, as he smells it. ” I laugh good-naturedly while getting up from the bed, escorting him out of the room. “Wait! ” he calls out. Evelyn laughs, then claps as if delighted by Timothy’s reluctance to vacate. “Come on fella,” I say as I push him roughly out of the bedroom. ” He still manages to blow her a kiss before I get him out and away. He is completely silent as I walk him out of the brownstone. After he leaves I pour myself a brandy and drink it from a checkered Italian tumbler and when I come back to the bedroom I find Evelyn lying in bed watching the Home Shopping Club.
Leave them alone,” Evelyn says. ” “This is a girl …” Price turns to me. ” “It just hit me,” I say. ” “First of all he’s perfectly decent and nice,” Evelyn says in his defense. ” Timothy wails, disbelieving. ” Evelyn ignores this, pulls off her Tina Chow earrings. “He’s a sculptor,” she says tersely. “Oh bullshit,” Timothy says. ” He turns to me again. “This was when he ordered the tuna cappuccino and I’m sure if left unattended would have ordered the salmon au lait, and he told me he did parties, so that technically makes him—I don’t know, correct me if I’m wrong, Evelyn—a caterer.
She pouts into the mirror, looking at me in its reflection. ” “Relief,” I mutter to myself. “No, but Stash was there at Odeon that night,” Price continues, and then, looking over at me, “At Odeon. ” “No he wasn’t,” Evelyn says. “Oh yes he was, but his name wasn’t Stash last time. It was Horseshoe or Magnet or Lego or something equally adult,” Price sneers. ” Evelyn asks tiredly. ” She wets a cotton ball, wipes it across her forehead. ” Price sits up with some effort. ” “Carpaccio,” Evelyn corrects.
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis