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.
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Bret Easton Ellis is the author of Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, The Informers, Glamorama and Lunar Park. He was born in 1964 and raised in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Bennington College and lives in New York City.