Signed first hardcover printing of what will always be Bret Easton Ellis's best book, whether he likes it or not.
Very good in fine jacket.
"I didn't read it." (Phil Collins)<br /><br />"...I honestly don't remember a lot of what I put in there." (Bret Easton Ellis)<br /><br />"Sometimes I think Ellis may in fact be less disingenuous than he seems." (Decca Aitkenhead)<br /><br />
First hardcover edition, preceded in both the U.S. and the U.K. by the 1991 paperback. Of its time, before its time, out of time: an unmerciful portrait of an empty husk with the face of a man. Patrick Bateman, blood-soaked hero-worshipper of Donald Trump and archetypal son of the '80s, lives on in every status-conscious grasper after money and position, in every unfortunate soul consumed by appearances and convinced that brand, taste, and ethics are one and the same.
A genuinely amusing social satire before the murders begin, AMERICAN PSYCHO is one of the rare and lucky modern classics to get the film adaptation it deserved, if not the treatment its author thought he wanted: director Mary Harron pulled jewel-like representative set pieces out of the text's cascades of detail, not reinterpreting Ellis's message so much as reframing it with an assured feminist hand, drawing the eye to what was always there.
Read more: Decca Aitkenhead, Interview: Bret Easton Ellis; The Guardian (2010).
(London): Picador, (1998). 7.75'' x 5''. Original black cloth. In original unclipped (£10.00) dust jacket. Royal blue endpapers. , 400 pages. Signed by author on title page. Pencil to rear endpaper. Front hinge starting, a common problem with this book; faint soil to lower edge of text block: like the novel's protagonist, this copy is glossily impressive on the outside, with an internal blemish visible only on closer examination. Presents well.
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