I’ve read both books. I’ve seen one of the movies. Who, in my opinion, would win among these crazy psycho killers? Bateman vs. Lecter?
Yes, Hannibal Lecter is brilliant, calm, and calculating. Among sheer deviousness, Lecter wins. However, Patrick Bateman is, if it isn’t all in his head, completely unpredictable, and that is what makes him the most terrifying of these killers. Lecter never does anything without planning and preparation. Bateman is a ticking time bomb and will lash out at unsuspecting bystanders without warning. It is the unknown force behind Bateman’s actions that make him particularly dangerous.
Therefore, mano-a-mano, my vote is Bateman for the win. He is the Ultimate Psycho Killer!
Agree or disagree?
Go Team Bateman! While planning out a murder is scary, there is something about the unpredictability of Bateman that is truly terrifying.
I agree with you! Bateman has no standards or control while Lecter is more meticulous, which someone makes him less of a monster in some ways.
Yay for Team Bateman!!
I agree. Bateman wins hands down.
Great minds think alike!! 😉
Totally agree…but then, you knew that.
He definitely flies under the radar, doesn't he? Not as intelligent or thoughtful as Lecter, but I think even Hannibal the Cannibal would draw the line at certain mutilation scenes.
I'm so bummed that you missed it this year! You will definitely have to get back with me after you finish AP. I am still impressed by its disturbing awesomeness and love to discuss it with others!
I read both books and saw both movies, and I voted for Bateman too. Lecter is a stereotypical psychopath, smart, calculating and charming. Bateman is the kind of person you'd dismiss. He would fly under the radar — I think that makes him more dangerous. I agree with your point, too.
I really wanted to read Bateman, sigh, I will but obviously missed this great event. Sounds like you made a good decision after reading them. I will have to remember to tell you what I think.