Celebrating Fifty 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 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
Fay Weldon, Washington Post
Serious, clever and shatteringly effective
For its savagely coherent picture of a society lethally addicted to blandness, it should be judged by the highest standards
John Walsh, Sunday Times