American Psycho

American Psycho

by

Bret Easton Ellis

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The Devil and Hell

The novel both begins and ends with quotes from famous works of literature involving the Devil and Hell. The red graffiti described in the opening line of the novel (“Abandon all hope ye who enter…

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Business Cards

Business cards feature most prominently in the chapter “Pastels.” Bateman, Van Patten, Price, and McDermott are out to dinner and showing off their newest business cards to one another, obsessing over the…

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“The Patty Winters Show”

“The Patty Winters Show” is a fictional daytime talk show not unlike the real-life shows of Jerry Springer, Sally Jesse Raphael, and Greg Geraldo, which were very popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s…

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Donald Trump

Long before he became President in 2017, Donald J. Trump was a businessman, author, and celebrity. In American Psycho, he is the person Patrick Bateman idolizes above all others. Bateman talks about him constantly…

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Les Misérables

The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables opened on Broadway in 1987 and instantly became a smash success. The show was everywhere, with its logo and music being seen and heard around New…

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