Bret Easton Ellis' first novel in more than a decade, 'The Shards,' is worth the wait

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It's been a dozen years since Bret Easton Ellis published a novel. Luckily, the novel is worth the wait. Robert Mallory, who Bret is sure he has seen before, is handsome, comfortable with himself, and extremely alluring — but he's also a bit strange and enigmatic. When Bret learns that Robert spent six months "in a mental institution," he becomes convinced the newcomer is hiding a terrible secret from Bret and his friends. However, it's also much more; this is a novel about obsession, the masks everyone wears as they go through life, and how isolation exacerbates paranoia — and one that could only have come from Bret Easton Ellis.
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