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The Glister


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"Burnside's writing conveys an almost palpable thrill of discovery, a delight in the play of his imagination over this bleak terrain, an irrepressible joy in cultivating metaphor after metaphor and seeing them all, improbably, bloom.... The narrative has the quick urgency of a threatened creature: it moves like a cockroach streaking from light to the safer dark.... The emotion this brilliant and disturbing novel leaves you with is like the spooked feeling Leonard experiences at the sudden intimation of 'some essence, some hidden principle' in the world: 'It takes your breath away, but you don't know if that comes from awe or terror.' "The Glister" is "that" kind of story. It's terrifying, and it feels like a gift."--"The New York Times Book Review" "A dark morality tale, hauntingly told."--"O, The Oprah Magazine" "John Burnside can make even the most mundane scene feel threatening. Oddly tender, for all the terror it evokes, his prose has a seductive depth and clarity that's impossible to resist. His novel, "The Glister," is a delight-a scary, fascinating exploration of innocence and evil, and the thin margin that often separates the two."--Scott Smith, author of "A Simple Plan" and "The Ruins" "I love John Burnside's writing-one fresh perception, one unexpected observation, driving again and again through to the next, until some entirely unforeseen point or insight can shine forth. You have to be brilliant, wide awake, and wide open to write this way, and Burnside is all three. "The Glister" proves John Burnside is also a master at the creation of dread, tension and mystery. What a dazzling book this is."--Peter Straub "John Burnside's "The Glister" masquerades as an enthralling murder mystery but his greater, subtle purpose is to investigate the mysteries of evil, death and eternity, and so provide a work of astounding moral clarity and transcendence." --Jim Crace, author of "The Pesthouse"""""The Glister" i

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