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American psycho : a novel

Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., [1991]
Series: Vintage contemporaries original.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Horror fiction
Horror tales
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN: 0679735771 9780679735779 0307278638 9780307278630
OCLC Number: 22308330
Description: 399 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Vintage contemporaries original.
Responsibility: by Bret Easton Ellis.

Abstract:

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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