I read American Psycho By Bret Easton Ellis last month after a friend recommended it to me. I had never actually heard of it before, nor seen the film adaptation with Christian Bale.
I struggled with it to begin with, it can be quite a challenging read. Whilst some scenes are violent and graphic, it seems to be more of a satire than a thriller. The author mocks Eighties Yuppies culture and turns what could have been a dark thriller into more of a black comedy. I found myself sympathising with Patrick Bateman even though he is clearly a distrubed and violent man.
Well written and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Definitely worth a read.