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I have to return some video tapes…
‘American Psycho’, and its film adaption, became cult classics almost immediately on release. Following the life of a wealthy young investment banker, Patrick Bateman, and his stream of consciousness as he narrates his day to day activities, things rapidly get dark.
From snorting cocaine to murdering his colleague, on to increasingly sadistic and complex murders, he starts to go more and more insane until it becomes obvious that it’s difficult to tell what crimes actually happened, and which were simply fantasies.
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An entire generation working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need… – Tyler Durden, ‘Fight Club’
One of the most famous examples of an unreliable narrator, ‘Fight Club’ shows us the life of an unnamed protagonist struggling with insomnia, who gets drawn into creating an underground fighting club by a mysterious man named Tyler Durden.
It’s difficult to detail much more without spoiling much, but this hard hitting novel has some pretty major twists, and has entered the cultural psyche for good reason.
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Life will defend itself no matter how small it is…
Poor Piscine Patel – from being named after a pool in France to all his family dying in a shipwreck, things don’t go too well for him.
Told through the eyes of both Piscine (Pi) and a visiting author, Yann Martel himself, ‘Life of Pi’ tells the story of Pi’s survival on a lifeboat living with a lion, Richard Parker.
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The Truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it…
Possibly one of the first examples of an unreliable narrator, Agatha Christie’s ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ details, surprise surprise, the murder of a wealthy Roger Ackroyd (and the suicide of a widow, Mrs Ferrars). It’s a classic whodunit, with a twist I shan’t spoil for you at the end.
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The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly…
Eminent classic ‘The Great Gatsby’ chronicles the lives of a cast ofcharacters living a prosperous life in the summer of 1922, mainly focusing on the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby’s obsession for the married Daisy Buchanan as he gradually descends into debauchery.
Have these books not hit that sweet spot for you? Do you want a bit less of a focus on the unreliability of the narrator, instead enjoying the portrayal of an unstable psychopath? No matter, try out these other books like ‘American Psycho’!
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This is not one for the faint hearted. ‘Less than Zero’ tells the story of a rich young college student describing how he became disillusioned in both his friends and the party scene.
A book filled to the brim of Clay’s drug fuelled bisexual escapades and efforts to make contact with both an ex-girlfriend and an old friend. Almost prophetic, ‘Less than Zero’ shows many of the traits in ‘American Psycho’.
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Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters…
If anyone ever asks you to look after a historic hotel in the Colorado Rockies with your family, just don’t. ‘The Shining’ places writer Jack Torrance, a recovering alcoholic in that very spot, and it doesn’t help that his son, Danny, has what is called “the shining” – psychic abilities that let him see into the hotel’s horrific past.
The number of books featuring someone’s gradual slip into insanity is incredible. If you particularly enjoyed that aspect, and want more books like ‘American Psycho’, British counterpart ‘Filth’ is a great place to start, as are ‘A Clockwork Orange’ and ‘Trainspotting’.
If that’s not hit the spot, then ‘Imperial Bedrooms’, the sequel to ‘Less than Zero’ along with another of Bret Easton Ellis’ works, ‘Glamorama’.
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