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What's the point of Patrick Bateman's soft rock obsession?

Wouldn't it make more sense for a character who's so obsessed with image and impressive surfaces to be a fan of music that's more "cool" - in both senses of the term? Say, Kraftwerk, or Brian Eno.

Was soft rock indeed the preferred music style of the stereotypical 80s yuppie? Or did BEE just think it would be blackly comic to have a character like this be into music that's so unedgy and sentimental?

Or - and with the insight twitter has now given us on BEE's personality, this wouldn't surprise me - did he just hate this music and put it into the book as a big "fuck you"?

by Anonymousreply 402/24/2013

Are you still thinking about that horrible trashy book? Why not read something that will actually challenge you and is intelligent, rather than that shallow, dated, one-trick novel?

by Anonymousreply 102/24/2013

Banality of evil. Evil of banality.

by Anonymousreply 202/24/2013

I didn't like his smirking and mugging on the Hogan Family but he's better now he's grown up.

by Anonymousreply 302/24/2013

It is probably more about contrasts than what would be "cooler" - look at all the references to the artwork for Les Mis in the book.

by Anonymousreply 402/24/2013
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