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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
608
Utgivningsdatum
2023-10-24
Förlag
Swift Press
Dimensioner
38 x 184 x 124 mm
Vikt
485 g
ISBN
9781800752320

The Shards

Bret Easton Ellis. The Sunday Times Bestselling New Novel from the Author of AMERICAN PSYCHO

Häftad,  Engelska, 2023-10-24
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The Sunday Times Bestseller 'A full-spectrum triumph' Guardian A sensational new novel from the bestselling author of Less Than Zero and American Psycho that tracks a group of privileged Los Angeles high school friends as a serial killer strikes across the city. His first novel in 13 years, The Shards is Bret Easton Ellis at his inimitable best. LA, 1981. Buckley College in heat. 17-year-old Bret is a senior at the exclusive Buckley prep school when a new student arrives with a mysterious past. Robert Mallory is bright, handsome, charismatic, and shielding a secret from Bret and his friends, even as he becomes a part of their tightly knit circle. Brets obsession with Mallory is equalled only by his increasingly unsettling preoccupation with The Trawler, a serial killer on the loose who seems to be drawing ever closer to Bret and his friends, taunting them with grotesque threats and horrific, sharply local acts of violence. Can he trust his friends or his own mind to make sense of the danger they appear to be in? Thwarted by the world and by his own innate desires, buffeted by unhealthy fixations, Bret spirals into paranoia and isolation as the relationship between The Trawler and Robert Mallory hurtles inexorably toward a collision. Gripping, sly, suspenseful, deeply haunting and often darkly funny, The Shards is a mesmerizing fusing of fact and fiction that brilliantly explores the emotional fabric of Brets life at 17 sex and jealousy, obsession and murderous rage.
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'The Shards isnt just Elliss strongest novel since the 90s, its a full-spectrum triumph, incorporating and subverting everything hes done before and giving us, if we follow the books ingenious, gleefully self-aware conceit, nothing less than the Ellis origin story' - Sam Byers, Guardian The Shards reads like a Karl Ove Knausgrd novel spliced with a Dario Argento movie an inspired 1980s fever dream of a book, nostalgic and lustful and ecstatic, as well as a loving act of pop-cultural conservation what a charm to find that The Shards is as vital as anything hes ever written and its the one all the other BEE novels are about - Rob Doyle, Observer A tale of sexed-up, drug-guzzling privileged high school students in the early 1980s Glossy and grotesque - The Times Its Elliss definitive work: his own origin story David Sexton, Sunday Times If you like Bret Easton Ellis novels youll love this queasily gripping, strikingly heartfelt, and a whole lot of fun - Alex Bilmes, Esquire 'The author of American Psycho returns in characteristic, high-octane, disturbing style ... Welcome back, Mr Easton Ellis - Harpers Bazaar 'A thrilling fusion of classic crime noir, pop culture porn and new wave gloss,The Shards is the pinnacle of Bret Easton Ellis creative career and everything we have come to hope, expect and fear from him' - Benjamin Myers 'An atmospheric investigation into our shadow selves' - Guardian Best Brilliant Summer Reads 2023

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Bret Easton Ellis is also the author of American Psycho, Glamorama, The Informers, Less Than Zero, Lunar Park and The Rules of Attraction. His work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He lives in Los Angeles.