- Title: American Psycho
- Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
- Publisher: Picador Classic
- ISBN: 9781447277705
- Edition: paperback
- Publication date: 01/07/2020
"Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and he works on Wall Street, he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to head-on collision with America's greatest dream—and its worst nightmare—American Psycho is bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognise but do not wish to confront."
First of all, I wanted to say I've seen the movie several times before reading the book. I thought it would be time to also read the story that has caught my interest for more than once.
Now I want to talk a little about the content of the book. As I have told you, I've watched the movie more than one time yet and I still think it is a masterpiece. Therefore, I had high expectations for the book and I was not disappointed. Although, some might think it is pretty brutal and boring at the same time, for me it was quite as I expected it. It was the perfect mixture of the narcism and materialism of the world as well as the boredom of an everyday life. Ellis wanted to put forward a critique on the society back then, when he wrote the book. In my opinion, the book still points out the most critique worthy parts of society nowadays. Yes, the most parts of the books are really brutal and bloody, but this makes the book the way it should be: a critique.
The author did a great job on character building concerning the protagonists. They are all far from perfect and, therefore, authentic. I actually think it is scary how realistic they are.
The writing style is interesting. It is not that easy to read but at the same time not too complicated, So, it was no problem to read the book within a few days.
All in all, the book is one of the classics that everybody should have read! Therefore, I would recommend reading it to every reader that is interested in classics and authentic books.