American Psycho

by Bret Easton Ellis, Bret Easton Ellis | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 033048477x Global Overview for this book
Registered by nachdenker of Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany on 4/12/2006
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by nachdenker from Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany on Wednesday, April 12, 2006

1. emmagoldmanzine (USA)
2. cobalt-tree (Canada) <-- here now
3. bybee (South Korea)
4. dozer (Malaysia)
5. marko167 (Switzerland)
6. pulcherrima (Denmark)
7. soleille (Germany)
8. alltimereader (Germany)
9. akkolady (Germany)
10. Wyando (Germany)
11. urfin (Germany)
12. ...

und dann zurück zu mir.
and back to me.

Dieses Buch sollte von jedem gelesen werden, ohne dabei den Inhalt falsch zu verstehen.

This book should be read by everyone without misunderstanding the content.

Ich finde, das ist eines der missverstandensten Bücher der Welt. Ellis propagiert mit diesem Buch nicht etwa (sexuelle) Gewalt, sondern - wie ich finde - klagt er die Oberflächlichkeit einer durch Konsum und Medien erblindeten Gesellschaft an.

To my mind this is one of the most misunderstood books of the world. Ellis does not propagate (sexual) violence, but - as I think - he accuses and criticises the superficiality of a society gone blind by consumption and media.

Als Ring möchte ich es anbieten, damit sich jeder davon überzeugen kann, aber vielleicht gibt es auch Leute, die meine Meinung dazu widerlegen möchten. Willkommen ist jedenfalls jede Art von konstruktiver Kritik.

I want to offer this book as a ring, so that everybody may convince himself. But there are maybe some people who would like to disprove my opinion. Welcome is, in any case, every kind of constructive criticism.

Unfortunately this book got "lost" at cobalt-tree. A copy has been organized. The Ring will be continued with:
American Psycho (copy)


THE RING STARTED! send to emmagoldmanzine with greetings from germany...

Journal Entry 3 by emmagoldmanzine from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, August 21, 2006
The book has arrived. Perfect timing. I have about 40 pages left of "The Secret Life of Bees" and I was going to finish it today and wasn't sure what I would start next- now I know.

Sept.1- I'm waiting for an addy from cobalt-tree and then I'm going to send this book on its way. I haven't finished it yet, but I don't know how much more I can take. I'm going to read until I send it away. My problem is that I am bored to death with the book. I feel like it's a bad version of "Moby Dick" (which I wasn't a fan of) with all its description. I know what Ellis is trying to do describing the materialism, I just can't take it. It is so dated. I'm not much of a fan of the yuppie lifestyle and could care less about clothes people were wearing 15 years ago. Plus, once I got to the meeting of Tom Cruise (who I despise) in the elevator I was super "just get to the point already." Sorry to be the first journaller and so negative, but I haven't even gotten to the parts where people are so up in arms about, at the moment I'm a little over 100 pages in (and have begun skimming excessive descriptions of clothing, dinners, etc) and just find my mind wandering. I'll journal more when I send it along, but that's where I'm at so far.

Sept.6- I sent it off to cobalt-tree. I couldn't finish it, I just couldn't handle the writing. It didn't appeal to me at all. I'm looking forward to reading what other people think. Ellis could kill me with boredom that's for sure. Hope the rest of you enjoy it better than I did.

Journal Entry 4 by cobalt-tree from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 16, 2006
arrived yesterday in the mail. I have one very short bookring book to read ahead of this one. I will do my best to send it on in a timely manner.

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