American Psycho - Picador Collection (Paperback)
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American Psycho - Picador Collection (Paperback)

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Published: 17/02/2022
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Savagely satirical and consistently shocking, Ellis's iconic tale of Wall Street banker Patrick Bateman's dark psychopathy has become an enduring modern classic.

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.

With an introduction by Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting.

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 . . .

Part of the Picador Collection, a series showcasing the best of modern literature.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529077155
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 285 g
Dimensions: 196 x 131 x 32 mm


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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 - Sunday Times

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

Our killer nonchalantly takes his blood-splattered clothes to the dry cleaners and gives them attitude when they complain about the stains . . . You'd think at least one of these witnesses would get suspicious or complain, but they don't - Bob Mack, Spin

The first novel to come along in years that takes on deep and Dostoyevskian themes . . . Ellis is showing older authors where the hands have come to on the clock - Vanity Fair

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“An outstanding cult classic”

Among the great cult fiction genre, one name that always comes up as a firm recommendation is that of American author, Bret Easton Ellis.
Out of all of his novels, American Psycho is one of the most prominent and is... More

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Charlie Hay at Brentwood

“ A haunting tale that stays with you”

It’s quite a worrying thought that I read this at the age of twenty-six. Patrick Bateman is also twenty-six years old. I’m still living at home with my parents and am far from normal. Patrick Bateman works on Wall... More

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“A Book That’s Makes You Question EVERYTHING”

Patrick Bateman, an unreliable narrator and psychopath, takes you through his excessive and gruesome lifestyle in a tale of conflicting perspectives and pointless yet captivating descriptions. Bret Easton Ellis is... More

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