Glass Town by Steven Savile

Glass Town

A brilliantly rendered story about obsession and one man's attempt to unravel the mystery that destroyed his grandfather's life, set against a magical and intricately woven cityscape.Steven Savile has been an international sensation, selling over half a million copies of his novels worldwide and writing for cult favorite television shows including Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Stargate. Now, he is finally making his US debut with Glass Town, a brill...


Details Glass Town

TitleGlass Town
ISBN9781250077837
Author
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherThomas Dunne Books
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction Fantasy
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Reviews Glass Town

  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    Joshua Raines finds a letter that his grandfather had written confessing to being in love with another woman back in 1924 right before he passed away in 1994. That woman, Eleanor Raines had gone missing seventy years before that confession was written leaving a mystery that had yet to be solved. Joshua didn't have much of a memory of the letter since he was only eight when his grandfather passed but finding it has brought the past back to mind. B...
  • Alan Baxter
    1970-01-01
    This is a really interesting supernatural thriller with some killer ideas at work. The characters are well drawn, the evocation of old movie magic and modern London crime an excellent juxtaposition. It reminded me of something by Clive Barker or Ramsey Campbell, but with a uniquely Savile twist. Blisteringly paced, cleverly plotted and relentlessly inventive. Highly recommended.
  • Jeanne25
    1970-01-01
    I have mixed feelings about this book. First – I love the story premise. The novel is well written. The characters Josh and Julie are likeable. My rating must hover somewhere between “It’s ok” and “I like it”. I am sure there is an audience for Glass Town. Unfortunately, I had to force myself to finish the novel, not because it was bad but because I just never could get into it. I wish I could say more positive or negative but I simpl...
  • Rhett Bruno
    1970-01-01
    A captivating novel from a veteran author. I was engaged from start to finish. It's gritty, there is magic and mystery, what isn't to love? Plus, there is nothing I enjoy more than a taut story that doesn't waste any time, and this has that in spades. Highly recommended!
  • William
    1970-01-01
    Steve S has excelled even by his standards. A masterful piece of work that reminded me of Tim Powers filtered through a particularly British perspective. Memorable characters, a great premise, and as tightly plotted as we've come to expect from Steve. Lovely stuff.
  • Joshualyn Prater
    1970-01-01
    I received this ARC copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. So thank you netgalley and publishers. This story is about an obsession and one man's attempt to unravel the mystery that destroyed his grandfather's life, set in a magical and intricately woven cityscape.The synopsis is as follows :In 1926, two brothers both loved Eleanor Raines, a promising young actress from the East End of London. But, along with Seth Lockwood, she disa...
  • Janet
    1970-01-01
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - A brilliantly rendered story about obsession and one man's attempt to unravel the mystery that destroyed his grandfather's life, set against a magical and intricately woven cityscape.In 1926, two brothers both loved Eleanor Raines, a promising young actress from the East End of London. But, along with Seth Lockwood, she dis...
  • Mike
    1970-01-01
    It's tough to define the genre for this book, which I think in some way goes to explain the fact that the reviews are so mixed. There are elements of fantasy, supernatural, horror, and thriller, yet to class it as any one of those would be doing it an injustice. Joshua Raines swears he's just seen the woman his grandfather used to obsess about. And it wasn't an old woman, it was exactly the same young woman he's seen images of. It's not long befo...
  • Heather Brown
    1970-01-01
    If you liked Mr Norrell and Jonathan Strange, you will like Glass Town. Unfortunately I am more of a Simon Green's Nightside person, so this was a DNF for me. It is well-written, creepy, and thought-provoking. Give it a try!