So I am sitting here reading this book. I think Mom & Dad got it for me as a Christmas gift. I asked for the book based on a newsgroup reccomendation [sic]. So far it’s totally – eh. This guy — Ellis, wastes SO much time describing what everyone is wearing and how much it costs. Blech, like I care. I can’t tell if it’s supposed to demonstrate how utterly shallow Bateman (the main character) is or not. And if that’s the goal, to show his obsession with something so material as clothes — there is a point where enough is enough. I mean, Ellis goes on for 2 1/2 pages describing in detail Bateman’s morning routine. We get the brand names of the 52 jars of junk he puts on his face. It all just seems very uneccessary [sic] and totally weighs the story down. It’s worse than reading a fashion spread in Cosmo. And it’s not just Bateman’s attire that gets described in such exacting detail, it’s every character that comes along — a good paragraph or two about what everyone is wearing. I am just not understanding how this is part of the story. Thus far it has done nothing but bog down the narrative. I am desperately hoping that this “character” trait comes to bear later. But, it’s not just clothes — it’s the food, the decor, BELCH! Somehow I totally get the feeling Ellis is trying to impress the reader with all this unnecessary bullshit.
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