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    DescriptionThe controversial novel about a handsome serial killer who moves among the young and trendy in 1980s New York.


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    Title
    American Psycho
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) B.E. Ellis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 399
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679735779
    ISBN 10: 0679735771
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: HOR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.4
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: FO
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDATL, CULT/NRTHES, GEOG/NEWYRK
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1980, CHRN/LATE20
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    LC classification: PS3555.L59
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC015000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3555.L5937 A8 1991
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.2.2.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FK
    Edition statement
    Trade Paperback.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    11 September 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Bret Easton Ellis is the author of five previous novels including, "Less Than Zero," "The Rules of Attraction," "American Psycho," "Glamorama," and "Lunar Park," and a collection of stories, " The Informers." 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 divides his time between Los Angeles and New York City.
    Review quote
    "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 "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"
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    Now a major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films 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.