American Psycho

by Bret Easton Ellis

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American Psycho Synopsis

With an introduction by Irvine Welsh A cult classic, adapted into an award-winning film starring Christian Bale Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do? Patrick Bateman has it all: good looks, youth, charm, a job on Wall Street, reservations at every new restaurant in town and a line of girls around the block. He is also a psychopath. A man addicted to his superficial, perfect life, he pulls us into a dark underworld where the American Dream becomes a nightmare ...American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time. A multimillion-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic, it is a violent black comedy about the darkest side of human nature.

American Psycho Press Reviews

'American Psycho is a beautifully controlled, careful, important novel ... The novelist's function is to keep a running tag on the progress of the culture; and he's done it brilliantly ... A seminal book' -- Fay Weldon Washington Post


'Serious, clever and shatteringly effective' Sunday Times


'For its savagely coherent picture of a society lethally addicted to blandness, it should be judged by the highest standards' -- John Walsh Sunday Times


'That the book's contents are shocking is downright undeniable, but just as Bonfire of the Vanities exposed the corruption and greed engendered in eighties politics and high living, American Psycho examines the mindless preoccupations of the nineties preppy generation' Time Out

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ISBN: 9781447277705
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447277705
Publication date: 1st January 2015
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis is the author of four previous novels and a collection of stories, which have been translated into twenty-seven languages. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York City. Photograph © Ian Gittler

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