Just got done reading this book and found it very disturbing. I had to force myself to finish it. Just because of the graphic scenes of murder were so real it was hard to believe Bret Ellis hadn't killed someone before. Having never seen the movie but understanding that Chuck was influenced by the author, I thought I'd give it a fair shot. It made me keep reading, so it wasn't dull but I think I'd like to hear some other opinions of it to make sense of it all. Why all the catologue descriptions of the clothes people are wearing every time Patrick Bateman sees someone. I understand that he (Patrick) is extremely into wardrobe but wasn't it a bit of overkill? All the restaurants and night clubs and sex and murder and drugs? Is that what every one inspires to be, is that the point? It's not a critique as much as it is a question to maybe something I missed. If anyone out there has read this, I would like to through some ideas back and forth just to see what others think of it.