So in American Psycho, Patrick Bateman's major rival is a man named Paul Allen. Considering the way both stories play with the way the upper class uses epicurean pursuits as an excuse to debase themselves, with the main character going over the deep end to murder, I didn't think this was accidental.
Just curious if anyone thought Bret Easton Ellis was specifically referencing this. Paul Allen is a common enough name, but there are other narrative and thematic similarities that make me think there is something there.
"Weirdness was all he cared about. Weirdness and sex and plenty to drink."