American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

By Bret Easton Ellis

American Psycho (1991) is a mental mystery and satirical novel by way of Bret Easton Ellis approximately . the tale is informed within the first individual by way of fictitious serial killer and ny businessman Patrick Bateman. The photo violence and sexual content material generated a lot statement on the novel's unencumber.

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Oh Patrick," she whines into the phone. " I am now fairly sure that the odds of having sex with Patricia this evening are quite good, but not if we attend a concert in which an ex-boyfriend (there is no such thing with Patricia) is in the backup band. "I don't like concerts," I tell her, walking into the kitchen. I open the refrigerator and take out a liter of Evian. "I don't like concerts," I say again. " "Listen. There's no need to argue," I say. " "But I thought we were going to be together," she says, straining for emotion.

Negative. " "Service, damnit, service," the guy behind me shouts. "It's useless," I shout. " Van Patten shouts. " Suddenly McDermott grabs my arm. "What the fuck is Price doing? " As in a movie, I turn around with some difficulty, standing on my toes to see Price perched on the rails, trying to balance himself, and someone has handed him a champagne glass and drunk or wired he holds both arms out and closes his eyes, as if blessing the crowd. Behind him the strobe light continues to flash off and on and off and on and the smoke machine is going like crazy, gray mist billowing up, enveloping him.

Price's tone suggests he realizes I'm jealous. "Yeah," I say offhandedly, giving Price the card like I don't give a shit, but I'm finding it hard to swallow. "Red snapper pizza," McDermott reminds me. " "No pizza," I murmur, relieved when Montgomery's card is placed away, out of sight, back in Timothy's pocket. "Come on," McDermott says, whining. " "Shut up, Craig," Van Patten says, eyeing a waitress taking a booth's order. " "But she's not ours," McDermott says, fidgeting with the menu he's yanked from a passing busboy.

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