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. Patrick Bateman has it all: good looks, youth, charm, a job on Wall Street, reservations at every new restaurant in town and a line of girls around the block. He is also a psychopath. A man addicted to his superficial, perfect life, he pulls us into a dark underworld where the American Dream becomes a nightmare... Here's Bateman's creator on his own childhood, reading habits, and current obsessions.

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.

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.

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!

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.