Bret Easton Ellis
Ellis's third novel was American Psycho in 1991. It made him famous. In 1998, it was still selling 25,000 copies a year. The book's hero is an investment banker and sadistic serial killer named Patrick Bateman. His violent acts are described in detail. The Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) called for a boycott of the book. NOW described it as "a how-to novel on the torture and dismemberment of women". Easton's publisher Simon and Schuster ended their contract with Ellis. Vintage Press bought and published the book. Ellis got several death threats, but the book sold well. The novel was made into a movie in 2000. Christian Bale played the lead role.
Bibliography[change | change source]
- Less Than Zero (1985)
- The Rules of Attraction (1987)
- American Psycho (1991)
- The Informers (linked short stories, 1994)
- Glamorama (1998)
- Lunar Park (2005)
References[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bret Easton Ellis.|
- "Biography: Bret Easton Ellis". Illiterarty.com. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- Toby Young (12 December 1998). "The Books Interview: Bret Easton Ellis, A felt life, rough or smooth". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- Edwin McDowell (6 December 1990). "NOW Chapter Seeks Boycott of 'Psycho' Novel". New York Times. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "American Psycho (2000)". Flixster. Retrieved 18 December 2014.