This was funny from start to finish! Funny, sad and oddly relatable.
A less intense Gone, Girl.
One of the best narrations I've ever heard. She was funny and different between characters without being hokey.
Bernadette, obviously! There would be consistent conversation. We're both snarky and long winded.
This is my first novel by Herman Koch. I had no idea where it was going. But I'm glad I hung in there. The first half was slow... painfully. It was kind of like American Psycho goes doctor without the blood and chainsaws. But in the end it's a story of a sad broken family, lead by a narcissistic, scary physician.
Megan Hilty was the best thing about this book!
Such a disappointment. It was an epilogue not a sequel! Especially such a highly anticipated follow-up 10... I repeat 10 years in the making! Blah! Honestly, Lauren Weisberger could have saved us all the expense and made this an epilogue at the end of The Devil Wears Prada the book or one of those "the credit" snazzy things they do after movies. It did not need to be an entire book. It was a waste.
I think it would almost be sick to say what I like best about American Psycho because its sooooo deranged. This is one of those novels where you question the sanity of the author because it's just that twisted. So I guess what I like "best" is the authors ability to completely step outside of himself (hopefully) and bring to life a homicidal sociopath like Patrick Bateman. I tend to agree with most of the other reviewers when they say that the descriptions of what everyone is wearing gets to be a little much. There gets to be a point where it's almost laughable. But at the same time, I get the need for it. It's so Patrick.
I mean, how could you not choose Patrick. Even though there are many characters, Patrick is really the only character.
I thought the narration was some of the best I've ever heard. I've listened to a bunch of books but Pablo's take on Patrick was on point.
There were points that I didn't know if I could finish it mostly because it's slightly repetitive. Dinners, AMEX, labels, cocktails, etc.
If you're a fan of the movie don't expect too many similarities. Where the movie and novel share the same title. Easton's Bateman is so much more crude, violent, foul mouthed then depicted in the movie. The movie only scratches the surface of the characters, the murder, the gore, the language. So if you think you've got the stomach for it, you won't be disappointed.
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