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.
Vintage is rushing to put out the controversial book that everyone's talking about--especially after Simon & Schuster decided at the last minute not to publish it. Described by Publishers Weekly as "a grisly, gritty gross-out (about) the cool yuppie lifestyle of Patrick Bateman, 26, whose avocation is torturing and dismembering his female victims and festooning his apartment with their body parts", this new book by the author of Less Than Zero is sure to cause a stir.