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American Psycho

3.81 based on 168760 ratings & 6726 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

01 April 11
9780330536301
400
£8.99
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Synopsis

Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho is a cult classic, adapted into a film starring Christian Bale.

Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and works on Wall Street; he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to a head-on collision with America’s greatest dream – and its worst nightmare – American Psycho is a bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognize but do not wish to confront.

American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time - a multimillion-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic.

In the media

For its savagely coherent picture of a society lethally addicted to blandness, it should be judged by the highest standards
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
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
Washington Post