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Author Ellis, Bret Easton.

Title American psycho / a novel by Bret Easton Ellis.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage Books, [1991]
©1991
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Fiction  F ELLIS    DUE 11-06-19
 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction  F ELLIS    AVAILABLE
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Description 399 pages ; 21 cm
Summary 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.
Subject Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Serial murderers -- Fiction.
Psychopaths -- Fiction.
Securities industry -- United States -- Fiction.
Rapists -- Fiction.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Wall Street (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre Psychological fiction.
Horror fiction.
ISBN 9780679735779 (pbk.)
0679735771 (pbk.)
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