“A masterful satire and a ferocious, hilarious, ambitious, inspiring piece of writing, which has large elements of Jane Austen at her vitriolic best. An important book.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
This is going to be a two part review and the reason for that is that I have read this book twice, 15 years apart and so I am going to give you my thoughts and feelings from both experiences.
I first discovered American Psycho when it was serialised in the UK paper the Independent and after reading a few hundred words I just had to go out and buy it.
There was a fair bit of controversy surrounding the novel, it was and still is sold in shrink wrapping in parts of Australia, and is banned in several countries in the world.