BOOK OF THE MONTH: AMERICAN PSYCHO

american-psycho-review_2Hi there! I’m so so happy that you guys liked my first post on the bookshelf category (ICYMI: My fashion books collection), so like I said on that post, I want to start reading more and I’ll be sharing this with you, today I’ll tell you a bit about my impression on January’s book.

¡Hola! Estoy súper contenta de que les gustara mi primer post en la categoría bookshelf, (si te lo perdiste: My fashion books collection) como te conté entonces, quiero estar leyendo más y copartiré eso aquí contigo, hoy quiero platicarte del libro de éste mes.

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AMERICAN PSYCHO

Written by Bret Easton Ellis, and published in ’91, is a black comedy disguised as a crime novel, set in New York in the ’80’s, Psycho is probably one of the most disturbing books ever published, and most likely the best work by Ellis, the book is defined and reviewed no less than brilliant, and yet, I hated it.

Escrito por Bret Easton Ellis y publicado en el ’91, es una comedia negra disfrazada de novela de crimen, ubicada en Nueva York en los ’80’s, Psycho es probablemente una de las novelas más perturbadoras jamás publicadas, y seguramente el mejor trabajo de Ellis, el libro está definido y reseñado no menos de brillante, y aún así, lo odié.

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The story is plagued with luxury brand references on purpose this to demonstrate what a vacant society Patrick Bateman’s living in, as the book progresses it gets more graphic and descriptive, to the point it sickened me, the lack of empathy of all the characters is astounding, and gets to a point where you realize probably Bateman’s the character who’s the most conscious about this.

La historia está plagada con referencias a marcas de lujo a propósito, ésto para demostrar la sociedad tan superficial en la que vive Patrick Bateman, con forme el libro avanza se vuelve más gráfico y descriptivo, al punto de ser enfermizo, la falta de empatía de todos los personajes es impresionante, y te lleva a preguntarte si es Bateman el personaje más consciente de todos.

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I think this is a must read, cause even 25 years later, this book hasn’t been more relevant as it is now, I’d totally recommend it, it’ll make you question the times we’re living in, as well, as your sanity and Patrick’s, however, I recommend it with a huge WARNING, not for the faint hearted, I hated it so much, I won’t be rereading this.

Creo que es uno de esos libros que tienes que leer, porque 25 años después, éste libro nunca ha sido tan relevante como hoy día, lo recomendo completamente, te hará cuestionar el tiempo en el que vivimos, tu salud mental y la de Patrick, una cosa, lo recomiendo con una gran ADVERTENCIA, no es para los débiles de corazón, lo odié tanto, que no creo que lo volvería a leer.

BOOK: ****
MOVIE: **
LIBRO: ****
PELÍCULA: **

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Have you read this? watched the movie? Share your thoughts?

¿Lo has leído o visto la película? Compárteme tu opinión.

 

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28 Comments

  1. I have never listen about it! I will look for it a little bit more!
    Thanks for sharing it with us!

  2. I’ve never heard about it but from the sound of it , I don’t think i’d be able to stomach if !

    Imaan | http://www.theaugustclause.wordpress.com/

    1. haha it’s pretty raw, not for everyone, I wanted to quit it at times

  3. Amo el libro; realmente bueno. Qué buen libro para tu primer post de Bookshelf 😀 Si me permites, te recomiendo el de Crimen y Castigo, de mis favoritos 🙂

    1. Dostoyevski! Tendré que leerlo! Definitivamente en mi lista éste año, entonces sí te gustó Psycho? Viste la película?

      1. Sí, me gustó Psycho y justo hace dos meses o menos vi la peli lol Me gusta mucho, pero más el libro.

  4. I actually started reading this book a while ago, however, for some reason I never finished it and promised myself that I will pick it up again in the future. My sister actually read it some time ago and she said that it’s a pretty graphic and gory book, so in that sense it might not be the easiest book to read (and to stomach). But I will definitely try to read it this year.

    http://carmenhansen.com

    1. haha she was right! but if you think you’re able to stomach it, it’s worth the read! 🙂

  5. Ninguno de los dos, así que lo pongo en mi wish-list! Gracias por el review!

    XOLB
    http://www.le-blonde.com

    1. De nada! 🙂 gracias por pasar!!

  6. Vi la pelicula pero el libro no lo he leído y con tu post me dieron mil ganas de leerlo, soy psicologa y esos temas siempre son super interesantes para mí, gracias por la recomendación!
    http://www.fashionandmacarons.com

    1. Ayy entonces te va a gustar un montón, el libro es mejor que la película! 🙂

  7. Hi!
    nice blog! can we re-post your blog on our online magazine?
    http://www.dubaisocialdiaries.com

    1. Hi Sonia! Absolutely! Thanks a lot! <3

      1. thanks for trusting us! our next issue is coming on 12 February , will share the link once its out

        1. No problem dear, thanks for the love!

          1. Hi Daniela!
            please check your blog on our magazine. it was nice working with you.
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          2. Thank you very much for sharing it Sonia!! I’ll make sure to stop by! <3

          3. My pleasure! Hope to post another amazing blog by you on our women’s day special issue next month! It’s coming on 12th March

  8. I loved the movie.
    I can’t read his books. They are completely vapid characters. I get he’s making a point but they come out as one dimensional. I can’t invest in them and end up not caring.
    I’ve watched the movie a few times and am amazed by the ending every time. Not because it’s great but so bad that I forget it and then re-discover it.

    I have a love hate relationship with it.

    1. HAHAHA you’re absolutely right! The ending, I’ve already forgotten about it, and I agree about the one dimensional character thing, your comment is right on point! <3

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