American Psycho tells the story of Patrick Bateman through his own eyes. He is label obsessed, narcissistic, and keen on satiating his desires no matter the price in human emotion or physical harm. The story follows his progressive insanity from mere mentions of his exploits to detailed encounters, meticulously described by Ellis. American Psycho is certainly not for everyone and will probably repulse more would be readers than attracts; however, I thoroughly enjoyed its entirety. It allows a glimpse into a life that is privileged with wealth, beauty, and intelligence but depraved of all real human emotion that a 'normal' person might possess. "I'm utterly insane" sums up Bateman and his exploits. If you do not wish to delve into this wild, seldom spoken about path in the character's life then American Psycho isn't for you.
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