American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis – Narrated by Nick Landrum


Thank goodness THAT’S over!

Seriously… I do love the story and the Movie Adaptation was a favourite movie of mine for quite a while, but my goodness is this book long.

Don’t get me wrong, the movie has it’s faults and I feel like way too much of the book was cut out. Not to mention the fact that the props had to be switched because some of the designers took issue with being in that sort of movie, but at least it didn’t outstay it’s welcome.

The constant descriptions lost their charm really fast, we get it.. move on.. I think the author could have definitely brought Pat Bateman across to us in much fewer words. The problem is, the level of descriptions actually down played the violence so much it was almost unnoticed.

On the Audio side of things, I think Nick Landrum is a good fit for Patrick Bateman and enjoyed the voice. The only issue I had was sometimes when he reads the chapter titles it just sounds like he’s repeating himself.

I know not everybody will agree, but in this book’s case I think a serious re-make of American Psycho – the movie is in order. Put more of the story into it whilst dialling back the nonsense to a tolerable degree.

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