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The Glister: A Novel - John Burnside
The Glister: A Novel
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Since George Lister’s chemical plant closed down, Innertown has been a shadow of its former self. In the woods that once teemed with life, strange sickly plants grow. Homes that were once happy are threatened by a mysterious illness.Here, a young boy named Leonard and his friends exist in a state... show more
Since George Lister’s chemical plant closed down, Innertown has been a shadow of its former self. In the woods that once teemed with life, strange sickly plants grow. Homes that were once happy are threatened by a mysterious illness.Here, a young boy named Leonard and his friends exist in a state of confusion and despair, as every year or so a boy from their school vanishes after venturing into the poisoned woods. Without conclusive evidence of foul play, the authorities consider the boys to be runaways. The town policeman suspects otherwise but, paralyzed with fear, he does nothing. And so it is up to the children who remain to take action. Their plan to stop the forces of evil that are destroying their town is at the shocking and terrifying heart of The Glister.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385527644 (0385527640)
ASIN: 0385527640
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Jude's World
Jude's World rated it
THE GLISTERJohn BurnsideDoubleday/Nan A Talese2008 This is not horror of the Stephen King variety (though i have nothing against SK)....rather it is cerebral....almost to a fault..meaning one can get lost in the atmosphere, both of the writing itself, and the setting of the story....to the point tha...
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it
3.0
Over the course of the first half, this felt a bit too familiar, and I kept comparing it to Glen Hirshberg's very fine The Snowman's Children--where the dread of the serial-killer plot served as mere mechanism for conveying something opaque, shadowy, oblique about the dread we feel as children, adul...
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