Reading Challenge 2020 – April – American Psycho

April saw me reading American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis for satire. It has now been a few months (well nearly 5), since I read it and I am still scarred by it, although the first wave of nausea has well worn off!

So American Psycho was a ride. A nice little ride except the bike was on fire and I was on fire and the whole world was on fire.. I’m fine. Really. 🤯

 

I don’t really care for content warning, generally. Jenna (@jennastopreading) was discussing this topic in her Instagram stories and honestly there really couldn’t have been a better time for it. (Go check out her post about trigger warnings – here)

American Psycho, out of all the books I’ve read, ever, should come with content warning on the first page of the book.

I’ve seen the film, I know Bateman is completely messed up in his head and I should’ve expected this 💩 to go down as it did. I love the film but it was much harder reading it.

Trigger warnings American Psycho should come with.

– abuse
– torture
– murder
– super graphic and detailed sex scenes (including.. ahem, dead bodies) – very graphic gore content
– drugs
– cannibalism 😷
– you name it, it’s there.

I had to switch to an audio book as my eyeballs just couldn’t deal with the… plot. Thank heavens I rushed past some of the parts in 2x speed.

Easton Ellis did manage to get a few chuckles out of me though, so not all satire was lost on me. It just got overshadowed by runny eyeballs, cut up “beavers” and a sh*t ton of porn. *exhales deeply*

I hated it, but I loved it. Am I OK?! Honestly I have no idea who I’d recommend this to.

Read it, don’t read it. Remember you have been warned.

What book has made you feel squeamish? Let’s chat!

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