Released on 01 January 2015.

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American Psycho

3.81 based on 170971 ratings & 6812 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

With an introduction by Irvine Welsh

A cult classic, adapted into a 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 . . .

Bret Easton Ellis's 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.

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
The first novel to come along in years that takes on deep and Dostoyevskian themes . . . Ellis is showing older authors where the hands have come to on the clock
Vanity Fair
Our killer nonchalantly takes his blood-splattered clothes to the dry cleaners and gives them attitude when they complain about the stains . . . You'd think at least one of these witnesses would get suspicious or complain, but they don't
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