This is really strange, or at least I think it is: my post on American Psycho has had about four times more hits on this blog (around 2,000) than any other entry. Christian Bale is second. I’m definitely going to have to write about more hot male celebrities starring in screen adaptations of violent novels in the future. Maybe this is the secret to becoming an uber-popular book blogger.
It’s kind of sad when you think about it. Serial killers and Christian Bale are more entertaining to the average Joe than outstanding literary masterpieces like Angle of Repose or Anna Karenina. Paris Hilton has more of a following than Nadine Gordimer or Kazuo Ishiguro. Sigh. It seems like we’ve kind of lost our way, don’t you think? Maybe we never found our way to begin with.
Since American Psycho is still so popular, I decided to troll the net for proof of its enduring notoriety. First, here are some funny pictures I found:
And here are a couple of dolls:
I’m not especially anxious to acquire one of these!
The latest news about American Psycho is that it’s being made into a Broadway musical. Imagine that! It’ll probably be a huge hit.
Here are a couple of pictures of Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman:
I don’t think Mr. Bateman would spend much time worrying about skin cancer, do you? (Also, I’m not saying a word about Christian’s hotness in this photo because that would make me no better than the superficial people I’m ranting against. NOT A SINGLE WORD)! God, was he cut!
Finally, Here’s a film clip of the tail end of American Psycho. It’s pretty spooky.
For good or ill, I believe Patrick Bateman will be a part of American popular culture for a long time to come.