1. More Than Zero

    Bret Easton Ellis Reviews Your Novel

    IFC Films

    That’s one way to get a good review. As a prize for donating $5,000 to Bret Easton Ellis’s Kickstarter for his film The Canyons, Pablo D’Stair had the privilege of Ellis reviewing his work. The book, Regard, is an experimental novel about a troubled 13-year-old. Ellis’s review, posted Wednesday on Vice, is mostly favorable, although he does manage to say things like “it’s hard not to wonder why someone would attempt to write a book like this now,” and “it’s not annoying enough to toss right away.” His final verdict is that to have written Regard “takes a lot of daring and ambition” and D’Stair clearly “cares about language.” In the coming weeks, Ellis will review six more novels from other writers who donated that same amount.

    Read it at Vice