After reading American Psycho all by my lonesome earlier this year and being so very traumatized, I couldn’t resist this year’s Dueling Monsters battle run by Trish and Jill and hosted at The Estella Society. I will gladly take the side of anyone opposing Patrick Bateman, and defend him or her until I have no breath left in my body.
Dueling Monsters is a read-a-long where you can choose either Hannibal, and read Red Dragon, or Patrick Bateman, and read American Psycho. I, of course, chose Hannibal, as he is a) a superior monster and b) not a lady-hating, rat-training, Ralph Lauren-obsessed douche like Mr. Bateman.
When I read American Psycho I had my very first experience of “Oh God I hope no one else ever reads this book ever in the whole world.” It’s kind of an interesting experience reading everyone’s reactions to American Psycho since my own reaction was basically AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I HATE THE WHOLE WORLD AND I WANT TO CURL UP IN A BALL AND PROTECT MY VAGINA FOREVER AND EVER.
So, yeah. Team Hannibal. Team Manson, Team Focus on the Family, I don’t care, as long as it’s not Team Bateman.