Bret Easton Ellis

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American Psycho

book | Fiction | 1991
US → Vintage
UK → Picador Books
ANZ → Pan Macmillan
The 20th Anniversary edition was published in 2011

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.

American Psycho has been adapted into a major motion picture and a Broadway play. The book has been reprinted 53 times and has sold more than a million copies in the U.S. alone.
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Serious, clever and shatteringly effective
The Sunday Times

This book is not pleasure reading, but neither is it pornography. It is a serious novel that comments on a society that has become inured to suffering.
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A seminal book Fay Weldon
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This is certain: This novel was ahead of its time.

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