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American Psycho Summary
Bret Easton Ellis

Everything you need to understand or teach American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.

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  • 30 American Psycho Lessons
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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American Psycho Summary

Plot Summary

American Psycho is a novel that makes a statement about modern society. Patrick Bateman is a rich kid who works on Wall Street. Bateman spends his mornings at the gym and his nights clubbing with his friends. Everyone believes Bateman is a nice guy, the shy boy next door. What his friends do not know is that Bateman is a psychopathic killer who has confessed to his crimes repeatedly. No one wants to believe that the boy next door could hurt someone, so everyone chooses to ignore Bateman's confessions. American Psycho is a satire that is both entertaining and frightening, opening reader's eyes to the consequences of apathy in society.

Patrick Bateman and his friend, Tim Price, are on their way to dinner at Evelyn's, Bateman's girlfriend, house. Price is talking non-stop, a result of too many steroids. Bateman listens quietly, putting little energy of his own into...

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