A scathing satire of modern capitalism wrapped in a slick shell of sociopathic sleaze, American Psycho is as grim and disquieting as you'd expect from 1980's Wall Street.
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.... An important book.” —Katherine Dunn, bestselling author of Geek Love
Look for Bret Easton Ellis’s new novel, The Shards, coming in January.