American Psycho Topics for Discussion

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Who is Patrick Bateman? What is special about Bateman? What is unusual about him? Why would the reader want to know about Bateman's everyday life? What is it about Bateman that makes him special enough to focus an entire novel on his life? Why do Bateman's friends describe him as quiet, the boy next door? Is this true?

Who is Evelyn? Why does the novel start at Evelyn's house? What is Evelyn's role in the story? How would the story be different if Evelyn were not a part of Bateman's life? Why does Bateman continue to date Evelyn even though it is clear he does not want the relationship to continue?

Who is Tim Price? Why does the novel start with Tim Price? What happens to Tim Price? What is the implication of Price's disappearance? Was Tim having an affair with Evelyn? How did Bateman feel about...

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