The Shards: Easton Ellis dives into meta-fiction, but leaves his readers floundering in the shallows
The Shards, Bret Easton Ellis’s first novel since 2010, is a half-decent thriller in need of a serious edit
A new novel from Bret Easton Ellis (his first since 2010’s Imperial Bedrooms) is a pretty big deal in publishing terms, despite the author’s apparent concern that no one would actually put it out.
The Shards was previously made available to Ellis’s Patreon followers as part of his podcast series and he feared that the story’s graphic content – of which there is plenty – might put potential publishers off. He also wondered if his ...