By Bret Easton Ellis

In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of insanity and captures the madness of violence in our time or the other. Patrick Bateman strikes one of the younger and stylish in Eighties new york. younger, good-looking, and good trained, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall road by way of day whereas spending his nights in methods we can't start to fathom. Expressing his real self via torture and homicide, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society may well endure to confront.

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Evelyn is addicted to Parnate, an antidepressant. I lie there beside her watching the Home Shopping Club—at glass dolls, embroidered throw pillows, lamps shaped like footballs, Lady Zirconia—with the sound turned off. Evelyn starts drifting. ” she asks, after a long time. “No. I’m not,” I say. ” “Your hairline looks like it’s receding,” she murmurs. “It’s not,” I find myself saying. It’s hard to tell. My hair is very thick and I can’t tell if I’m losing it. I really doubt it. I walk back to my place and say good night to a doorman I don’t recognize (he could be anybody) and then dissolve into my living room high above the city, the sounds of the Tokens singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” coming from the glow of the Wurlitzer 1015 jukebox (which is not as good as the hard-to-find Wurlitzer 850) that stands in the corner of the living room.

His eyes, now open, zone in on Evelyn. “Timothy, lay off,” Evelyn says. “She’s a Camden girl. ” “Oh god,” Timothy moans. “I am so sick of hearing Camden-girl problems. Oh my boyfriend, I love him but he loves someone else and oh how I longed for him and he ignored me and blahblah blahblahblah—god, how boring. College kids. It matters, you know? ” “Yeah. Matters. ” “See, Bateman agrees with me,” Price says smugly. “Oh he does not,” With a Kleenex Evelyn wipes off whatever she rubbed on. “Patrick is not a cynic, Timothy.

College kids. It matters, you know? ” “Yeah. Matters. ” “See, Bateman agrees with me,” Price says smugly. “Oh he does not,” With a Kleenex Evelyn wipes off whatever she rubbed on. “Patrick is not a cynic, Timothy. ” “No I’m not,” I whisper to myself. ” “Oh so what,” Evelyn sighs. ” “Hah! ” Price cries out. “But Stash isn’t the brightest guy either. Perfect couple. ” “Leave them alone,” Evelyn says. ” “This is a girl …” Price turns to me. ” “It just hit me,” I say. ” “First of all he’s perfectly decent and nice,” Evelyn says in his defense.

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