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Books like American Psycho

Enjoyed American Psycho? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to American Psycho. Here are 9 books that you may like if you liked American Psycho.

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Blood Meridian
Or the Evening Redness in the West
Cormac McCarthy - 1992-05-05 (first published in 1985)
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Blood Meridian is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennessee...
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(Penguin Orange Collection)
Ken Kesey - 2016-10-18 (first published in 1962)
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Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin’s iconic book design with twelve influenti...
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A Novel
Robert Bloch - 2010-05-25 (first published in 1959)
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It was a dark and stormy night when Mary Crane glimpsed the unlit neon sign announcing the vacancy at the Bates motel. Exhausted, lost, and at the end of her rope, she was eager for a hot shower and a bed for the night. Her room was musty but clean and the plumbing worked. Norman Bates, the manager, seemed nice, if a little odd....
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Last Exit to Brooklyn
Hubert Selby Jr. - 1994-01-13 (first published in 1964)
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Last Exit to Brooklyn remains undiminished in its awesome power and magnitude as the novel that first showed us the fierce, primal rage seething in America’s cities. Selby brings out the dope addicts, hoodlums, prostitutes, workers, and thieves brawling in the back alleys of Brooklyn. This explosive best-seller has come to be regarded as a classic ...
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Darren Aronofsky
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The Killer Inside Me
Jim Thompson - 2014-08-05 (first published in 1952)
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Everyone in the small town of Central City, Texas loves Lou Ford. A deputy sheriff, Lou's known to the small-time criminals, the real-estate entrepreneurs, and all of his coworkers -- the low-lifes, the big-timers, and everyone in-between -- as the nicest guy around. He may not be the brightest or the most interesting man in town, but nevertheless,...
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Iain Banks - 1998-09-10 (first published in 1984)
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Frank, no ordinary sixteen-year-old, lives with his father outside a remote Scottish village. Their life is, to say the least, unconventional. Frank's mother abandoned them years ago: his elder brother Eric is confined to a psychiatric hospital; and his father measures out his eccentricities on an imperial scale. Frank has turned to strange acts of...
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Simon Smith
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Irvine Welsh - 1998-09-17
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With the Christmas season upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson of Edinburgh's finest is gearing up socially—kicking things off with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam.There are some sizable flies in the ointment, though: a missing wife and child, a nagging cocaine habit, some painful below-the-belt eczema, and a string of demanding extram...
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A Novel
Chuck Palahniuk - 2006-04-11 (first published in 2005)
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Haunted is a novel made up of stories: twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you'll ever encounter.The stories are told by people who have all answered an ad headlined 'Artists Retreat: Abandon your life for three months'. They are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of...
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The Cement Garden
Ian McEwan - 1994-01-13 (first published in 1978)
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Alternate Cover edition here In this tour de force of psychological unease--now a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sinead Cusack--McEwan excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things that most adults have spent a lifetime forgetting--or denying. "Possesses the suspense and chilling impact of Lord of the Flies."--Washing...