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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.
`Serious, clever and shatteringly effective' Sunday Times
`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
`For its savagely coherent picture of a society lethally addicted to blandness, it should be judged by the highest standards' John Walsh, 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
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Book Review: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis - Reviewed by Sheepcoate (19 Jul 2011)
Definitely not a book for the faint hearted.
The is probably one of the most gruesome, grotesque, violent hardcore books I have read, I also hung on every word.
Set in the 80's, Patrick Bateman is striving to succeed on Wall street. The book really captures the music of the era and the fashion.
The violence plays a big factor in the book, but it fits in well with the plot and the character portray of Patrick Bateman.
Its definitely a thought provoking book. Also a book that will leave me with plenty to think about.
Not a everyone, but I strongly recommend it to any horror fan.
Bret Easton Ellis is the author of five novels and a collection of stories, which have been translated into twenty-seven languages. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York.
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