American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis

fiction Classics Horror Thriller
challenging dark slow-paced

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"Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and he works on Wall Street, he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to head-on collision with America's greatest dream—and its worst nightmare—", 'American Psycho', ' is bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognise but do not wish to confront.

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Violence (3 reviewers), Torture (3 reviewers), Misogyny (3 reviewers), Rape (3 reviewers), Sexual violence (3 reviewers), Racism (2 reviewers), Gore (2 reviewers), Blood (2 reviewers), Death (2 reviewers), Body horror (2 reviewers), Homophobia (1 reviewer), Toxic relationship (1 reviewer), Bullying (1 reviewer), Sexual content (1 reviewer), Animal death (1 reviewer), Racial slurs (1 reviewer), Panic attacks/disorders (1 reviewer), Cannibalism (1 reviewer), Child death (1 reviewer), Cursing (1 reviewer), Sexual assault (1 reviewer), Sexism (1 reviewer), Body shaming (1 reviewer), Physical abuse (1 reviewer), Hate crime (1 reviewer), Mental illness (1 reviewer), Animal cruelty (1 reviewer), Gun violence (1 reviewer), Emotional abuse (1 reviewer), and Xenophobia (1 reviewer)

Moderate

Homophobia (1 reviewer) and Racism (1 reviewer)


Moods

dark 96%
challenging 53%
tense 50%
funny 43%
reflective 16%
sad 10%
emotional 6%
mysterious 6%
informative 3%

Pace

medium 43%
fast 30%
slow 26%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 35% | No: 32% | Yes: 32%

Loveable characters?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 24%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 88% | It's complicated: 7% | Yes: 3%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.44
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