Search this Site
powered by FreeFind
Search other book
review web sites

ReviewsOfBooks.com


Your one stop for finding multiple professional reviews of recently released books.

Glister by John Burnside

Glister is set in Innertown, where a defunct chemical plant has poisoned the environment and its populace. It's a place where the adults are lifeless or despised, but someone is murdering the children. Morrison is the local cop who is forced to cover up the murders, but he secretly creates a shrine to the victims. Leonard, a 15-year-old boy, leads a local gang, but he is perhaps the only person with enough vision and energy to appreciate Innertown and he sets out to find the serial killer. Yet in a town where life is apathetic, does anyone care? John Burnside's novel has received positive reviews with The Guardian saying, "Glister sits a million miles away from the mass-entertainment police procedural yarns that line the bookstore shelves, and is one of the most original and exhilarating reads of the year. Continually subverting reader expectations by changing point of view and thematic emphasis, this sophisticated tale becomes a deliberation on post-industrialisation, the nature of storytelling and the darker extremities of human psychological experience."
Buy Glister by John Burnside
The Guardian review by Irvine Welsh

The Observer review by Euan Ferguson

The Independent review by Simon Kovesi

Scotland on Sunday review by Stuart Kelly

New York Times review by Terrence Rafferty

The Telegraph review by Niall Griffiths

John Burnside
Hardcover
Buy from the UK Buy from Canada
Buy from France Buy from Germany
[click book cover for amazon.com page for Glister]
[click "Buy from the UK" for amazon.co.uk page for Glister]

Buy amazon.com gift card