Book Review of American Psycho

American Psycho
American Psycho
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2

I read this book because I was curious about it after seeing so many people say it was "the most disturbing book" they've read. I saw some of the movie back in the 90's staring Christian Bale. This book is quite possible the most gruesome look at a narcissistic, self absorbed and disturbed serial killer. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone that is easlily faint-of-heart. It is BRUTALLY graphic (i am not put off very easily, and it left me cringing). It does dwell on the lifestyle of the young and rich and importance of wealth, fashion and status, but i believe it is to get you into the thoughts and obsessions of Patrick Bateman. Overall, i think it takes a vivid imagination to even WRITE this book, making me think twice about the author. The ending left me kind of hanging, and i will now see the movie again to compare. If you are intrigued by gore, murder, obsession, and extremes, read this book BUT PROCEED WITH CAUTION.