American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The 814th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 76th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
- - 77th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
- - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))
- - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))