Bret Easton Ellis
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The modern classic, the basis of a Broadway musical, and major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny, Jared Leto, and Reese Witherspoon, and directed by Mary Harron.
In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.
This book has every element of postmodern literature
American Psycho is extremely complex. The way the characters are aware of the world is advanced in every way possible. The narrator, Patrick Bateman, provides readers with both a window into a portrayal of an actual psychotic killer, and a satirical version of a successful wall street tycoon. In between killing sprees (which are more graphic than can be described in this review) and hilarious satire of daily routine and high quality products, there is quite dull and boring descriptions of what people are wearing and music reviews but that aside the book is superb.
This is my favorite book. I'm currently reading it for the third time. A perfect and intense satire of American greed, rage, and lust set in late-'80s Wall St, it will make you laugh and wretch at the complete moral abandon and force you to face your darkest impulses, then take you further, somehow without losing a sharp and twisted sense of humor along the way.
Great read...keep with it looking beyond the fashion detail. It will leave you stunned!!