The books behind your favourite films

The books behind your favourite films

Our pick of some of the greatest book-to-movie adaptations of all time, all of which live up to, and in a few rare cases even surpass, their source material.

American Psycho: a history of controversy

American Psycho: a history of controversy

In the spirit of Banned Books Week, we’ve pulled together some of the responses to one of the most controversial books of the twentieth century: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.

A literary road trip across the USA

A literary road trip across the USA

An American road trip in books, from Mark Twain to Bret Easton Ellis, stopping off with John Steinbeck, Alice Walker and Cormac McCarthy along the way. 

An interview with Bret Easton Ellis

An interview with Bret Easton Ellis

When it was first published, Bret Easton Ellis's novel American Psycho was met with a mix of disgust and high praise. Here's Bateman's creator on his childhood, reading habits, and current obsessions.

Isn’t it time you read . . . ?

Isn’t it time you read . . . ?

There are heaps of literary anniversaries coming up this year, so there’s never been a better time to pick up those classic books that have been sitting on your shelves for as long as you can remember. 

The Best Book To Film Adaptations

The Best Book To Film Adaptations

As professional bookworms we’re obliged to say that the book is always better than the film. But even we have to admit that there have been some pretty brilliant films based on books in recent times. Here’s our pick of the movies based on classic novels that are definitely worth taking your nose out of a book for. 

American Psycho: Read an Extract

American Psycho: Read an Extract

When it was first published in 1991, American Psycho was one of the most controversial novels ever seen in print. It remains so today. Read on for the opening.

Designing Bret Easton Ellis

Take a look at the new look for Bret Easton Ellis. His latest novel, Imperial Bedrooms, is out in paperback in April, and we've refreshed all of his other novels as well, including Less Than Zero and American Psycho.

Reviews of Imperial Bedrooms

True to form, Bret Easton Ellis' novel Imperial Bedrooms has caused a stir amongst critics. Read some of the reviews that have been coming in.

Read the first chapter of Imperial Bedrooms

Read the first chapter of Imperial Bedrooms

Bret Easton Ellis has never been one for holding back. His prose shines a light on the darkest recesses of human nature, but never brightens it. His summation of the modern American experience is excoriating yet celebratory, as if he has come to embrace the vice and depravity of humanity that settles like silt at the bottom of the cultural mainstream. Here we have chapter one of Imperial Bedrooms.

Music from Imperial Bedrooms

Music from Imperial Bedrooms

As part of our ongoing playlist series, we've compiled a playlist to accompany the reading of Bret Easton Ellis' novel Imperial Bedrooms. Listen to our playlist to get the full experience!