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The Shards, by Bret Easton Ellis: sentimental education in Los Angeles

2023-03-23T10:17:11.311Z


THE ERIC NEUHOFF CHRONICLE – In this novel, the author of American Psycho examines the boy he was at 17. A great novel from the memory of a hypnotic nostalgia.


First sentence: "

I realized many years ago that a book, a novel, is a dream that demands to be written exactly as you fall in love."

The kick is given.

The end of the game will be whistled six hundred pages later.

Bret Easton Ellis did not return to fiction for nothing.

It was said to be HS, washed out.

Les Eclats

is the most reassuring of health reports.

At such a level, there are not many people.

A 56-year-old man looks at the boy he was at 17.

Age acts like a camera: with hindsight, we see better.

The narrator is therefore called Bret Ellis.

In 1981, he was a senior at the very posh Buckley High School in Sherman Oaks.

His parents, who are traveling in Europe, left him alone for months in the house on Mulholland Drive.

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Bret has a girlfriend, but he hasn't dared to tell her he's gay yet.

He also slept on the sly with two classmates (not at the same time), one of whom will be found brutally murdered...

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