Monday, 28 September 2015

Banned Books - American Psycho


American Psycho  -  Bret Easton Ellis   (1991)
Controversial, but never completely banned, this novel begins as a satire on NY eighties yuppie culture but increasing wallows in extreme misogyny. Germany, NZ and Australia restricted access to under 18s, bookstores being required to sell copies shrink-wrapped. Feminist writers have opposed the release because of the graphic portrayal of violence to women. Ellis has described the objections as “adorable” and “cute”.

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