Questions tagged [bret-easton-ellis]

Bret Easton Ellis (born 1964), American novelist, author of "American Psycho" (1991).

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Why does the boy-next-door raise objections about the racist remarks that the others are making?

Why does the boy-next-door raise objections about the racist remarks that his yippie friends make in the introductory chapters? Bateman does it twice in quick succession as if to show the reader that ...
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What was the name of the film Patrick Bateman obsessively rents in American Psycho?

In American Psycho, Patrick Bateman rents the same weird film tens or hundreds of times from the video store. For me, the funniest line in the book is where Bateman describes the look of horror on the ...
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What is meant to be gleaned from Patrick Bateman's love of specific musicians in American Psycho?

I've just finished reading American Psycho, and I'm confused why the book took the time to devote entire chapters to Bateman's love of different 80's artists. Specifically, Bateman spends upwards of ...