March Reading Wrap-Up 2019

It’s been another full reading month for me! I’m still not back to work, hopefully the camera going into my stomach this week will find out why. In the mean time I am DEVOURING my TBR. For the first time in forever I am below 300 at only(!) 280 books to be read.

As always it’s a mixed bag, I traversed fantasy, horror, crime, suspense and dystopia genres in March, here’s a little bit about them…
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Series To Finish 2019- Sign Up & TBR

Here it is! I’m a little late as always, but finally sat down to sign up to my most anticipated reading challenge of 2019- Series To Finish! Hosted by Anna @ Reader and Proud, you can find the OP right here.. #SeriesTF2019

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Books In The Freezer Readathon TBR

Check out my Books In The Freezer Readathon TBR!

It’s finally October! Horror lovers rejoice!

Of course I couldn’t pick just one reading challenge for this month, with so many fantastic halloween/genre based options it was just too difficult! I’ve managed to narrow my choices down to 3 definite attempts though Books In The Freezer was never in question, I HAD to take this on. Continue reading “Books In The Freezer Readathon TBR”

Mini Review; American Psycho- Bret Easton Ellis

It’s all too easy to see why this was a banned book.

 

Page Count 399/ POV First person

 Publication date March 1991/ Publisher Vintage Books

Price £1.19/  Purchased From: Amazon Kindle (28/07/17)

“Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and works on Wall Street; he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to a head-on collision with America’s greatest dream – and its worst nightmare – American Psycho is a bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognize but do not wish to confront.

American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time – a multi-million copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic.”

Or in my own words, monotonous and irritatingly materialistic. I get that’s the point, there needs to be emphasis on how stinking rich the characters are, but when I’m still reading entire paragraphs describing the outfit each person in the scene is wearing 30% into a book I’m going to get bored.

I’m not a materialistic or designer worshipping type of girl myself. I knew before entering into this that there would be constant reference to money and condescension towards those less fortunate but I hadn’t realised the bulk of the book would consist of it.

Yes there is murder, there is violence. You will find exactly what you expected to, eventually.

I have to admit this is the first book that reduced me to skim reading. I didn’t find the ten plus pages outlining discographies of Whitney Houston or Genesis added to the narrative. I didn’t enjoy reading repetitive chapters full of Wall Street ‘gentlemen’ arguing about where or what to eat., though I will concede that having to do so made the violent and sexual scenes more jarring.

It is well written, the unease and discord I felt whilst reading it was, I assume, exactly what Ellis had intended.

If you are looking for some intense gore, animal abuse and lewd erotica then by all means, have at American Psycho. It is easy to see why this was a banned book.

If you prefer your stories to have a plot, or even just a beginning and an ending I don’t recommend it.

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