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


About the Author: Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis is an American author He is considered to be one of the major Generation X authors and was regarded as one of the so called literary Brat Pack, which also included Tama Janowitz and Jay McInerney He has called himself a moralist, although he has often been pegged as a nihilist His characters are young, generally vacuous people, who are aware of their depravity but choose to enjoy it The novels are also linked by common, recurring characters, and dystopic locales such as Los Angeles and New York.



10 thoughts on “American Psycho

  1. says:

    jason, an old high school buddy, knew i was in manhattan for a few nights and asked to meet up for dinner fuck it, i m a sentimental guy, and it s nice to catch up even with a wall street douchebag jason told me that lisa, another old friend, would be joining here s the conversational breakdown at dinner 20 minutes comparing features on their new blackberries.40 minutes the new zagat guide and the city s best restaurants 20 minutes glib commentary on pe


  2. says:

    UnholyShite This may be the only book I ve rated 5 stars that I have NO intention of EVER reading again Ever After finishing this, I was forced to wait until my brain had cooled down and re congealed before I could cogitate sufficiently to put my experience with this novel into words And yet, even after almost 36 hours have ticked by, the only word that keeps bubbling up to the surface of my consciousness isWOWin both the good and not so good vareity At first,


  3. says:

    I actually read this book a few years ago, but I stumbled across the Goodreads reviews of it, and felt I needed to add my voice, because it is such a difficult piece of lit in a lot of ways,and honestly, it probably isdeserving of a thesis paper than of a measly little review on Goodreads American Psycho is a brilliant book Genius It will no doubt deservingly be remembered as Bret Easton Ellis s masterpiece, his tour de force of sadist misanthropy I effing HATED it A


  4. says:

    another update incorporating comments about BEE s latest novel apparently he s still at it Before we start a quote by Norman Mailer about Bret Easton Ellis How one wishes this writer was without talent People think the pages and pages of descriptions of hacking and chopping up women are ironic Well, in one sense they are, but in another sense they aren t People who like this book should ask themselves why they want to read pages and pages of descriptions of hacking and chop


  5. says:

    This book shocked me Though not for any of the reasons I might have expected.Not shocking fact 1 This book is about a psychopath.Yes, how very astute of me I hadn t seen the movie before I picked American Psycho up, but most people who know a bit about books know a bit about Patrick Bateman Despite this book not being very old, Bateman has a certain infamy amongst fictional serial killers and psychopaths He is so wholly devoid of morality, completely disconnected from reality and


  6. says:

    THIS IS FULL OF SPOILERS FULL TO THE BRIM THESE ARE SOME MUSINGS THAT IN NO WAY RESEMBLE A BOOK REVIEW YOU CAN READ IT, BUT I AM TELLING YOU STRAIGHT UP THERE WILL BE SPOILERS actually, it s not that bad.paul bryant recently reviewed revised his review of this book hi, paul bryant and i read it and the dozens of intelligent remarks his negative review sparked,both pro and anti this book, and there isn t anything i can add to the discussion that hasn t already been said by people far THIS


  7. says:

    American Psycho is an energetic display of brutal writing It s without a doubt the most gruesome thing I ve read It s horrifying and truly shocking at times I had to put the book down on several occasions whilst I recovered from the graphic nature of some of it So, a word of warning, if you don t like blood don t even bother picking this one up It s full of mutilations and brutal murder But the violence was so completely necessary in all its terribleness because it captures something very Amer


  8. says:

    This book is TRUE I live on an island of bankers, investment brokers and trust company lawyers and all of them are drunken, mad psychopaths with Jack Nicholson laughs and a propensity for getting into a lot of trouble at weekends.They drink and they snort and they screw and they sail and they make loads of money and every now and again some of them disappear never to be heard of again The women, the secretaries and admin staff come out from the UK husband hunting but quickly find they are the This boo


  9. says:

    there is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable I simply am not there. It is hard for me to make sense on any given level Myself is fabricated, an aberration I am a noncontingent human being My personality is sketchy and unformed, my heartlessness goes de there is an idea of


  10. says:

    I ve forgotten who I had lunch with earlier, and evenimportant, where Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated, intelligent He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with His nights he spends in ways we cannot begin to fathom.Where to begin first of all, let me preface this review by giving a trigger warning for almost every possible trigger you can think of rape, animal abuse, torture this book is not for the faint of heart This book I ve forgotten who I had lunch with e


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