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American Psycho - (Vintage Contemporaries) by Bret Easton Ellis (Paperback)

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About the Book



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.



Book Synopsis



INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - In this modern classic, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author 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.

"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, bestselling author of Geek Love



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"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, bestselling author of Geek Love

"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



About the Author



Bret Easton Ellis is the author of Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, The Informers, Glamorama, Lunar 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.
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x .9 Inches (W) x 5.2 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Horror
Series Title: Vintage Contemporaries
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Language: English
Street Date: January 25, 2022
TCIN: 11982383
UPC: 9780679735779
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3241
Origin: Made in the USA
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Q: Is this book related to the movie ¨American Psycho¨ or is the name just the same?

submitted by Movie related to book - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi, Movie related to book! Regarding your question about the American Psycho - (Vintage Contemporaries) by Bret Easton Ellis (Paperback): The movie was adapted from this book though there are some differences between the two as is common in adaptations. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact your local Target store.

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4.6 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
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2 recommendations

Just food for thought

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nico - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great book, only wish the store hadn't of put a adhesive sticker directly in the middle of the front cover.
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Awesome!

5 out of 5 stars
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anon - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I disliked that it came folded in my mailbox but it wasn’t ruined so it was fine.
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