A novel about a life so vapid and superficial that the few scenes of gratuitous violence it offers feel more like a welcome liberation rather than something upsetting. Despite being classified as a horror novel, the way American Psycho makes you re-consider the capitalistic values is more akin to literary books.
|Fairly engrossing mystery/horror plot||The attention to superficial details (you always get told what label suit everyone is wearing) while deliberate grows quite tiresome|
|Vague ending provides two completely different stories depending on how you interpret it||Extremely slow pace|
|Many delicious depictions of gratuitous violence|
|Thought-provoking on capitalistic values|