American Psycho...the title perfectly describes the unforgettable character of Patrick Bateman. A book that is usually listed in the top 10 most disturbing books ever written, it will take you on a disturbing ride through the mind of a psychopath. Bret Easton Ellis creates a book that packs a punch to the gut with disgusting imagery of violence, murder, and outrageous behavior, that may leave readers sick to the stomach while also mixing a great deal of humor...if you have a dark sense of humor like myself. Ellis writes with a pace that is abrupt, making a 399 page novel a rather quick read, which perfectly fits the lifestyles of the characters of the book who live in a hilariously rich and humorously fast paced environment full of sex and drugs. One of my all time favorite novels, American Psycho is a must read.
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. Reprint. (A Lion's Gate Films production, releasing Spring 2000, directed by Mary Harron, starring Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny, Jared Leto, & Reese Witherspoon) (General Fiction)