Monday, December 29, 2008

The Glister by John Burnside

I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. Mildly scary, puzzling, odd and yet strangely familiar. Prior to starting it, I jumped to a conclusion that 'glister' stands for George Lister (G Lister). Easy enough conclusion I suppose, however it isn't ever mentioned in the book. In fact I'm not sure what 'The Glister' really is. This is a strangely dark book about events that take place in an extremely polluted town situated near a now shut down and decaying chemical plant. The plant has polluted the area around it, and is affecting the people who still live nearby. All of this is just part of the background of the story.

I think that I can recommend this book only to those who enjoy a dark, horror-type story.

1 comment:

Ania said...

I've heard a lot about this book, and on one hand it sounds intriguing, but on the other I'm not sure if it's my kind of thing. I might just read the first chapter and see how it goes.

BTW, I've given you a Butterfly Award over at my blog!