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Bret Easton Ellis
The novel American Psycho is written in the first-person point of view, narrated by Patrick Bateman, the story's main character.
The novel American Psycho is told primarily in the present tense.
The novel's title, American Psycho, refers to the narrator and main character, Patrick Bateman. He is the consummate 1980s American—wealthy, materialistic, and obsessed with name brands and current fashion trends. He's also a "psycho"—he hallucinates, can't tell reality from delusion, and has a voracious appetite for drugs, alcohol, and both physical and sexual violence.
This study guide for Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.