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ISBN13: 9780307756435
ISBN10: 0307756432
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Publisher Comments:

“Bret Easton Ellis is a very, very good writer and] American Psycho is a beautifully controlled, careful, important novel…. The novelist’s function is to keep a running tag on the progress of culture; and he’s done it brilliantly…. A seminal book.” —Fay Weldon, The Washington Post

 

“A masterful satire and a ferocious, hilarious, ambitious, inspiring piece of writing, which has large elements of Jane Austen at her vitriolic best. An important book.” —Katherine Dunn

 

“A great novel. What Emerson said about genius, that it’s the return of one’s rejected thoughts with an alienated majesty, holds true for American Psycho…. There is a fever to the life of this book that is, in my reading, unknown in American literature.” —Michael Tolkin

 

“The first novel to come along in years that takes on deep and Dostoyevskian themes…. Ellis] is showing older authors where the hands come to on the clock.” —Norman Mailer, Vanity Fair

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Synopsis:

The controversial novel about a handsome serial killer who moves among the young and trendy in 1980s New York.

Synopsis:

In a black satire of the eighties, a decade of naked greed and unparalleled callousness, a successful Wall Street yuppie cannot get enough of anything, including murder. Now a major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films, released Spring 2000, 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 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.

About the Author

\Bret Easton Ellis is the author of five previous novels including, Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, Glamorama, and Lunar Park, and a collection of stories, The Informers. His works have been translated into twenty-seven languages. Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, and The Informers have all been made into films. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307756435
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Bret Easton Ellis
Author:
Ellis, Bret Easton
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Wall street
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Horror
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Foreign Languages-German
Subject:
Foreign Languages-German-Belletristik
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Sale Books-Literature
Subject:
Foreign Languages - Spanish
Subject:
Foreign Languages -French
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19910306
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
399

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"Synopsis" by , The controversial novel about a handsome serial killer who moves among the young and trendy in 1980s New York.
"Synopsis" by , In a black satire of the eighties, a decade of naked greed and unparalleled callousness, a successful Wall Street yuppie cannot get enough of anything, including murder. Now a major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films, released Spring 2000, 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 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.
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