2 - american psycho american psycho is a satire of the yuppies culture of the 1980s the book caused outrage when it was published due to its explicit violent and sexual content, as well as its perceived misogynistic elements. It's just as well a woman directed american psycho she's transformed a novel about blood lust into a movie about men's vanity a male director might have thought patrick bateman, the hero of american psycho, was a serial killer because of psychological twists, but mary harron sees him as a guy who's prey to the usual male drives and compulsions. American psycho is a study of that echelon of society where everyone is young, attractive, hard-bodied, wealthy, educated, tanned, buffed, highlighted and possesses a sophisticated understanding of etiquette they've achieved the dizzy heights of perfection set by ads in glossy mags.
'american psycho' and 'the wasp factory' are two controversial dark novels in which the protagonist gets away with murder they were published only seven years apart, 'the wasp factory' being the first. The wasp factory was one of my book club's choices for 2012, and after i had read the synopsis i decided that i would give it a miss, on account of it's disturbing theme reading the amazon reviews discouraged me even more, particularly when i read that there were scenes involving the torture of children. It took me two nights to read the wasp factory, not because it was particularly long - it's actually quite a short novel - but because it's one extremely tense and disturbing little story i'm still reeling from the news of iain banks's death, it's a tragedy for the literary world and for the earth in general. The wasp factory is the first book from novelist iain banks, best known for his culture sf book series the wasp factory is very different sort of book the protagonist is frank and frank is.
Like the bret easton ellis book that it's based on, the ending of mary harron's american psycho is rather ambiguous, and has been a source of debate amongst fans for a long time the narrative. Like american psycho, the literary reputation of a clockwork orange has been indelibly affected by its popular film adaptation—though burgess famously hated kubrick's version for what its glorification of violence i realized, he said once, how little impact even a shocking book can make in comparison with a film. The wasp factory is the first novel by scottish writer iain banks, published in 1984before the publication of the wasp factory, banks had written several science fiction novels that had not been accepted for publication. American psycho: analysis this extract of 'american psycho' conveys most of the wider themes of the text, with similar stylistic techniques that are seen throughout the novel ellis uses a peculiar chapter title with 'end of the 1980's' for this extract and throughout the rest of the book.
The wasp factory iain banks the book is told entirely by frank, a 17 year old who manages to sound perfectly sane and rational as he explains how he killed 3 people while he was still just a child or as he performs the rituals of the wasp factory (bizarre rituals that need to be read to be believed. First-person serial killer fiction the wasp factory by iain banks 13 american psycho by brett easton ellis american psycho by. A distinctly scottish novel, the wasp factory is also related to the work of other novelists who lived in and wrote about scotland, like irvine welsh, known for trainspotting as a kind of confessional of a murderer, the wasp factory resembles brett easton elli's american psycho , or shirley jackson's we have always lived in the castle. This article is within the scope of wikiproject novels, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to novels, novellas, novelettes and short stories on wikipedia.
The wasp factory, but the book department at harrod's refused to put bank s 's novel on the shelf (although by some accounts, the clerk would sell copies discreetly at the cash register. American psycho - bret easton ellis ellis is a literally genius and american psycho is a work of disturbing brilliance the protagonist patrick bateman, who is at the pinnacle of power on wall street, has a minutely unpleasant ritual of raping, torturing, and murdering people in his spare time. Another is the wasp factory a very complex storyline but it's roughly looking and gender and societal institutions and how they control us it's a great read very disturbing as it has a lot of grotesque descriptions of animal abuse and cruelty. The wasp factory is the story of a late teen-aged boy living a fairly solitary existence on a private island in scotland the story slowly reveals the plot section by section and always keeps you guessing as to just where the story is going. The wasp factory by iain banks (1984) certain passages throughout the book are incredibly disturbing this is a dark, dark story, both in terms of theme, and its graphic depiction of murder.
American psycho is a great novel but i think it's way beneath the radar when it comes to alex's ultra-violence bateman doesn't rape, sodomise, nor does he comit acts of pedofile, debauchery etc etc. The wasp factory and american psycho protagonist comparison the authors of 'american psycho' and 'the wasp factory' present their protagonists patrick bateman and frank cauldhame to have very similar personalities. American psycho bret easton ellis american sniper the wasp factory iain banks the way up to heaven pdf downloads of all 745 litcharts literature guides.
American psycho and the picture of dorian gray go hand in hand in both texts the main character is indulging (ambiguous) dark impulses there's a lot that you could work with if you compare the confession at the end of american psycho and dorian's final scene with the painting. Adamsane 0 points 1 point 2 points 3 years ago not sure if this is what you are looking for speed of the dark main character is an autistic savant and is written from his point of view. Psycho (1998) premieres on north american blu-ray courtesy of shout factory on this mpeg-4 avc-encoded bd-50 the film appears in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 185:1 shout has not. The wasp factory was reviled by many reviewers on account of its violence and sadism, but applauded by others as a new and scottish voice--that is, a departure from the english literary tradition the controversy is a bit puzzling in retrospect, because there is little to object to in this novel, if you're familiar with genre horror.
Patrick bateman from american psycho in every way a terrible individual, in the way that he continually commits inexplicable and inexcusable crimes in the course of american psycho , bateman is the ultimate american yuppie: self-absorbed, vain, selfish, cruel and shallow.