American Psycho

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 9, 2010 - Fiction - 416 pages
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.
 

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Amazing book. Beautifully controlled masterpiece. Not boring at all. Don't read this if you want a conventional serial killer story. This is more of a satirical statement and a very well-written window into the mind of an insane wall-street yuppie.

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
63
Section 3
70
Section 4
81
Section 5
114
Section 6
126
Section 7
133
Section 8
137
Section 16
256
Section 17
278
Section 18
306
Section 19
326
Section 20
330
Section 21
346
Section 22
347
Section 23
360

Section 9
142
Section 10
153
Section 11
161
Section 12
180
Section 13
224
Section 14
230
Section 15
247
Section 24
362
Section 25
371
Section 26
382
Section 27
385
Section 28
401
Section 29
403
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Page ix - Nevertheless, such persons as the composer of these Notes not only exist in our society, but indeed must exist, considering the circumstances under which our society has generally been formed.
Page ix - Underground," this person introduces himself, his views, and, as it were, tries to explain the reasons why he appeared and was bound to appear in our midst.

About the author (2010)

Bret Easton Ellis is the author of Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, The Informers, GlamoramaLunar Park, and Imperial Bedrooms. 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 lives in Los Angeles.

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