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Sunday, August 07, 2005
HE'S SHOCKED, SHOCKED!
BRET Easton Ellis is shocked by how violent his notorious novel "American Psycho" is. Ellis tells W he re-read the tome four years ago for the first time since its publication in 1991: "I was afraid of [reading] it, because I thought it was going to be a dreadfully pretentious, boring slog, because that's how a lot of people look at it," he tells the magazine. "I will say that I was bothered by the violence. I was really grossed out, and I can't imagine writing something like that now. It shocked me."