Download American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis PDF

By Bret Easton Ellis

American Psycho (1991) is a mental mystery and satirical novel via Bret Easton Ellis approximately . the tale is instructed within the first individual through fictitious serial killer and big apple businessman Patrick Bateman. The picture violence and sexual content material generated a lot statement on the novel's unlock.

Show description

Read or Download American Psycho PDF

Best satire books

The Mouse on Wall Street

By no means has "the cash game" been extra deliciously uncovered than during this creative comedy-satire. Grand Fenwick's mystery weapon this time is its Grand Pinot chewing gum. on the end of its successful warfare opposed to the us, the duchy had lodged production rights to the product in an American corporation, the place that they had lain dormant.

The Crying of Lot 49

The hugely unique satire approximately Oedipa Maas, a lady who reveals herself enmeshed in a world conspiracy, meets a few tremendous attention-grabbing characters, and attains a no longer inconsiderable quantity of self knowledge.


The sensational bestseller—a parody of Voltaire's satire Candide—about the attractive naïf who in basic terms desires to really supply of herself

Candy, that ideal, lovable, blameless lady, was once born on Valentine's Day, and her Daddy says that's why she's so appealing. At her university in Racine, Wisconsin, in Professor Mephisto's lecture on philosophy and the way "deep and aching are the wishes of man," sweet turns out to take his pronouncement to middle, dedicating the remainder of her days to, as Southern and Hoffenberg positioned it, "bringing the candy balm of her heat to all these lonely males on her exhausting route to non secular enlightenment. " there's the hunchback who explanations her to cry out in wild abandon, "Your hump! supply me your hump! ", the crazed gynecologist within the bar rest room who "examines" her, the salacious aunt, her father's lecherous dual brother, and the nutty Cracker starting place, the place her guru initiates her into the paranormal realm of "glandular mastery. " it really is in Tibet, in the course of an earthquake, holy guy and the Buddha jointly lead her to complete . . . enlightenment.

Originally released less than a pseudonym, this ebook had the original honor of being banned in France, purely to develop into one of many bestselling novels of Nineteen Sixties America—one that introduced Southern and Hoffenberg either repute and infamy. A e-book that, besides Lolita, broke the grip of yank literary censorship, sweet leaves you tantalized, scandalized, and susceptible with laughter.

This e-book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Terry Southern together with infrequent images and never-before-seen records from the author's property and a longer biography of Mason Hoffenberg.


Now, i do not are looking to get off on a rant here   the hot York occasions referred to as Dennis Miller's The Rants "a unique mixture of profanity and wit. .. that would make fanatics of his irreverent liberal angst snicker out loud. " Readers around the state essentially agreed, as the ebook stayed at the instances hardcover bestseller checklist for months, with greater than 130,000 copies in print.

Extra info for American Psycho

Example text

Guidance? – and he mouths "Cigars" and pats his coat pocket. " "Honey," I say, ignoring McDermott, taking an arm and pulling her toward me. She flinches but I smile and she lets me pull her closer. "Now we're all going to eat a nice big meal here–" I start to explain. "But this isn't what I ordered," Van Patten says, looking at his plate. " I shoot him a glance then calmly turn toward the hardbody, grinning like an idiot, but a handsome idiot. "Now listen, we are good customers here and we're probably going to order some fine brandy, cognac, who knows, and we want to relax and bask in this" – I gesture with my arm – "atmosphere.

Jesus," Price says, holding the card up to the light, ignoring the new drinks. "This is really super. " I'm looking at Van Patten's card and then at mine and cannot believe that Price actually likes Van Patten's better. Dizzy, I sip my drink then take a deep breath. "But wait," Price says. " Even I have to admit it's magnificent. Suddenly the restaurant seems far away, hushed, the noise distant, a meaningless hum, compared to this card, and we all hear Price's words: "Raised lettering, pale nimbus white…" "Holy shit," Van Patten exclaims.

Hi. " Cruise tentatively shakes it. "So," I go. " "It's great," I say. " He nods, not looking at me, and I press the button for my floor again, an almost involuntary reaction. We stand there in silence. "So… Cocktail," I say, after a while. " I stand there rock still for a moment, before understanding that I have to do something about this, so I pretend to be suitably embarrassed, quizzically touch my nose then bring out my Polo handkerchief – already spotted brown – and wipe the blood away from my nostrils, overall handling it sort of well.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.49 of 5 – based on 49 votes