Book :: American Psycho

American Psycho
By: Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 416
Published: 1991
Genre(s): Horror
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Now a major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale (Metroland), Chloe Sevigny (The Last Days of Disco), Jared Leto (My So Called Life), and Reese Witherspoon (Cruel Intentions), and directed by Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol). In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our...

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Ninett Ninett

May 5th, 2019

forline forline

this was very hard to read....very really captured the mind-blowing consumerism of the 80s in horrific and morally-empty minute detail. At the same time, the overall callousness of those idolizing status and money...and the madness...the evil... This one hurt; this one was appalling. I'm not sure why my reaction here is different from my reaction to the beat/drugs/Burroughs/Kerouac/etc--with those I was disgusted and didn't enjoy. AP ratcheted up the horror and maybe that's why I dislike it less?

Jun 11th, 2018

minhthuann minhthuann

Very satirical. Creepy at times, Patrick Bateman is intimidating but charismatic at the same time!

Apr 5th, 2016

Trappalapp Trappalapp

Jan 26th, 2015

jwk jwk

Most graphic book I've ever read.

Dec 27th, 2014

Liamo26 Liamo26

Aug 24th, 2014

laros76 laros76

Mar 20th, 2014

Joyce Beckett Joyce Beckett

Sick slick and ultimately like an act of onamism - exciting, naughty, climactic and ultimately leaves you sad, alone, and feeling slightly sick

Sep 23rd, 2013

matthewrparks matthewrparks

American Psycho is a satirical masterpiece - a dull overview of the life in the day of a seemingly normal businessman, with violent and sexual intermittent outbursts that are so sudden and shocking they'll appall even the most seasoned readers. This novel perfectly documents the American mindset, and the progression, or lack thereof, that our society has made.

Mar 20th, 2013

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