American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis – Did Not Finish

american-psychoI get what this book is about. We are too involved in our first world problems, in ourselves, in surface things to realize what’s going on right under our noses. The relevance of this has not faded until today, 2019. We still struggle with this.

I picked this book up at a discount book store a while ago because I’ve heard of it before. I didn’t really know what it was about until I decided to read it. I read about the author before starting and learned that he’s from Sherman Oaks, CA, the same area where I’m from and that he went to school with Donna Tartt (one of my favorite authors) and Jonathan Lethem, who’s book Motherless Brooklyn we are reading for my book club.

After having read 100 pages, I decided to DNF (Did Not Finish) it. I love satire and I understand this book and its message, I just wish it wasn’t as graphic as the reviews say. I guess I’m not in the state of mind to read this type of book and I don’t think I will ever be.

If you have or have not read American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, what are your thoughts?