Book cover from American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Book cover 'American Psycho'

American Psycho

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Format: Book › Paperback all formats
Edition: 1st
Published: 03-06-1991
ISBN: 9780679735779
Pages: 399
Publisher: Vintage
List Price: $16.00

BooksToRead Review

American Psycho is a very shocking and brutal book by American author Bret Easton Ellis. It's about a yuppie and a psychopath who commits brutal murders in New York. The description of the brutal murders leaves little to the imagination, so the book is not really suitable for the more sensitive souls among us. It is a monument of the American novel that requires some effort by the reader because of its graphic style, but also because of the wayward pace of the book that is in line with the decadent yuppie style of the main character Patrick Bateman. The ultimate capitalist as the ultimate night predator.

Other interesting books by ret Easton Ellis are, among others, Less Than Zero and The Rules of Attraction.

Book description

The modern classic, the basis of a Broadway musical, and major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny, Jared Leto, and Reese Witherspoon, and directed by Mary Harron.

In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.

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