Meet one Patrick Bateman, a man who is extrememly talented at the job he does on Wall Street he has every material possession he could ever wish for, yet underneath the well groomed hair and underneath the obscenely priced suits lies a man with no heart, a man who kills just to simply fill time.
Ellis paints a detailed image of the 'yuppyness' in 1980's America showing the reader how shallow and skin deep 'the upper class' were (are?) at the time this book is set. The main character Patrick Bateman has a serious personality flaw, he likes to kill... a lot.
Now while certain scenes in this book are extremely graphic and not intended for the faint of heart, this is not where the book becomes disturbing. Not in the slightest. Reading the book I discovered that I had a lot of things in common with the main character, which shocked the hell out of me at first but then it dawned on me what Ellis was trying to prove... Ellis has created a character that seems as real as the paper he wrote the story on, also showing the reader that serial killers are not that much different from 'normal' people. In fact, reading the story I've found there is a little bit of Pat Bateman in everybody.
An excellent read that you'll struggle to put down, if you can put up with Mr. Bateman's obcessions with minute details and really get beneath the surface you'll wonder to yourself why you never picked it up sooner!
8Mark Marsh's Score