Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho is a cult classic, adapted into a film starring Christian Bale. Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and works on Wall Street; he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to a head-on collision with America's greatest dream - and its worst nightmare - American Psycho is a bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognize but do not wish to confront. American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time - a multimillion-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic.