My father was murdered 15 years ago. [He was shot by his partner’s ex-boyfriend]. I used to say something profound and sensitive when asked about it, but it’s more muddy now. Today I feel a huge amount of sympathy for my dad, because I am turning into him.
There hasn’t been an edgy book, like American Psycho, for decades. People don’t want to be associated with something politically incorrect because the backlash is so immediate online. They play safer because of that.