American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis

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17 February 2022
9781529077155
416 pages

Synopsis

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF PICADOR BOOKS

I like to dissect girls. Did you know I’m utterly insane?

Patrick Bateman has it all: good looks, youth, charm, a job on Wall Street, and reservations at every new restaurant in town. 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 . . .

With an introduction by Irvine Welsh, Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time. A multi-million-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic, it is a violent and outrageous black comedy about the darkest side of human nature.

Part of the Picador Collection, a new series showcasing the best of modern literature.

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

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

Sunday Times