|By:||Bret Easton Ellis|
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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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May 5th, 2019
this was very hard to read....very hard...it 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
Very satirical. Creepy at times, Patrick Bateman is intimidating but charismatic at the same time!
Apr 5th, 2016
Jan 26th, 2015
Most graphic book I've ever read.
Dec 27th, 2014
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Mar 20th, 2014
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
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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76th on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review