Literature American Psycho Discussion

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10:27:17 AM Jul 8th 2017
edited by SeanMurrayI
Regarding recent edits, the definition of Unreliable Narrator should not be strictly limited to "a deliberately lying narrator" but include any instance of a narrator who, plain and simple, cannot be relied on to tell a straight story—be they crazy, manipulative, biased, stupid, unassuming, or some combination of these traits. It's possible and perfectly acceptable for an example of an Unreliable Narrator to be someone who sincerely believes in their own story while being caught totally unaware of all objective details that are otherwise apparent to a viewer (Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump, for instance) and be neither a brazen liar nor maddeningly insane.

The term Unreliable Narrator can no doubt apply to Patrick Bateman. Author Bret Easton Ellis himself has even used the term to describe Bateman both in personal interviews as well as in-character in his later novel Lunar Park.
03:04:07 PM Feb 23rd 2011
All Just A Dream: source on Ellis saying the murders were real?
07:10:53 PM Feb 12th 2011
consider adding: Memetic Mutation. the amount of reaction images, particularly the "doubles" shot, on 4chan more than justify this.
07:22:23 PM Feb 12th 2011
It's already on the YMMV tab.
10:31:39 AM Aug 22nd 2010
edited by bud001
Who chose that picture for the page. Its rather disturbing. (Don't remove it).
01:29:24 AM Dec 23rd 2010
Yo. Recalled from a random Google search, some great magazine write-up that was blurbing the movie and talking about Christian Bale coming into his own. Makes for a fun ironic joke when underlined with paraphrased dialogue from the movie.
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