Glass Town

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, an A brilliantly rendered story about obsession and one man's attempt to unravel the mystery that destroyed his grandfat...

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Title:Glass Town
Author:Steven Savile
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1250077834
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Glass Town Reviews

  • William
    Aug 10, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

  • Alan Baxter
    Aug 23, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

  • Lauren
    Dec 02, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

  • Penny Noble
    Dec 03, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

    I have vomit in my mouth. If you're a feminist, do not read this book. If you are a woman who values yourself as any kind of human being with thoughts, dreams, or intelligence, you probably shouldn't read this either. There's a reason why most of the books I read are by female...

    A story of magic and fantasy, suspense and murder, contained in dual settings of London 1924 and 1994. Two brothers (Seth Lockwood and Isaiah Raines) are in love with the same woman (Eleanor Raines) who mysteriously disappears along with Seth during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock?s ...

    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...

    Cue the Action Steve is a pal of mine so let's get that out of the way. I have heard him talk about Glass House as something special, something he had labored over and was proud of. I eagerly awaited its release so i could see for myself. What we have here is a crime novel, a fam...

    I know a book is going to be really bad for me when it can't capture my interest AND I do what I need to do to rush through it as quickly as possible. That was Glass Town. The premise of the book is what kept me involved because I knew that it had to have some big finish and then it fe...

    3 1/2 Stars Review to follow. ...

    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 swear...

    On the day of his grandfather Boone?s funeral, Josh Rainer finds a letter left to Boone by Josh?s great-grandfather. It talks of the obsession of two brothers for an actress in the 1920s and about her disappearance. It also explains that Rainer is not their real last name and that ...

    If you like gansters, movie stars and murder mysteries, this book is for you. But it's not your typical who-dun-it book. It's about one families obsession to find the missing love of Josh Raines' great grandfather Isaiah's life. She disappeared 90 years ago and Isaiah never gave up loo...

    This book started off promising. I enjoyed the writing and the world in this book. However then the pacing issues started to come in. I felt like the story never got started. The end of the book then tried to wrap up everything and felt rushed. I feel like we were missing a lot of the ...

    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 in...

    Josh?s grandfather dies, leaving a letter written by his grandfather?s father about his brother and a woman they both loved back in the 1920s, even though his great grandfather swears he saw her in 1994, looking just like she did back then. Josh embarks on a mystery that leads him ...

  • Naomi Blackburn
    Feb 08, 2018

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

    I have vomit in my mouth. If you're a feminist, do not read this book. If you are a woman who values yourself as any kind of human being with thoughts, dreams, or intelligence, you probably shouldn't read this either. There's a reason why most of the books I read are by female...

    A story of magic and fantasy, suspense and murder, contained in dual settings of London 1924 and 1994. Two brothers (Seth Lockwood and Isaiah Raines) are in love with the same woman (Eleanor Raines) who mysteriously disappears along with Seth during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock?s ...

    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...

    Cue the Action Steve is a pal of mine so let's get that out of the way. I have heard him talk about Glass House as something special, something he had labored over and was proud of. I eagerly awaited its release so i could see for myself. What we have here is a crime novel, a fam...

    I know a book is going to be really bad for me when it can't capture my interest AND I do what I need to do to rush through it as quickly as possible. That was Glass Town. The premise of the book is what kept me involved because I knew that it had to have some big finish and then it fe...

  • Robert Greenberger
    Dec 31, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

    I have vomit in my mouth. If you're a feminist, do not read this book. If you are a woman who values yourself as any kind of human being with thoughts, dreams, or intelligence, you probably shouldn't read this either. There's a reason why most of the books I read are by female...

    A story of magic and fantasy, suspense and murder, contained in dual settings of London 1924 and 1994. Two brothers (Seth Lockwood and Isaiah Raines) are in love with the same woman (Eleanor Raines) who mysteriously disappears along with Seth during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock?s ...

    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...

    Cue the Action Steve is a pal of mine so let's get that out of the way. I have heard him talk about Glass House as something special, something he had labored over and was proud of. I eagerly awaited its release so i could see for myself. What we have here is a crime novel, a fam...

  • Maxine
    Dec 07, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

    I have vomit in my mouth. If you're a feminist, do not read this book. If you are a woman who values yourself as any kind of human being with thoughts, dreams, or intelligence, you probably shouldn't read this either. There's a reason why most of the books I read are by female...

    A story of magic and fantasy, suspense and murder, contained in dual settings of London 1924 and 1994. Two brothers (Seth Lockwood and Isaiah Raines) are in love with the same woman (Eleanor Raines) who mysteriously disappears along with Seth during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock?s ...

    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...

    Cue the Action Steve is a pal of mine so let's get that out of the way. I have heard him talk about Glass House as something special, something he had labored over and was proud of. I eagerly awaited its release so i could see for myself. What we have here is a crime novel, a fam...

    I know a book is going to be really bad for me when it can't capture my interest AND I do what I need to do to rush through it as quickly as possible. That was Glass Town. The premise of the book is what kept me involved because I knew that it had to have some big finish and then it fe...

    3 1/2 Stars Review to follow. ...

    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 swear...

    On the day of his grandfather Boone?s funeral, Josh Rainer finds a letter left to Boone by Josh?s great-grandfather. It talks of the obsession of two brothers for an actress in the 1920s and about her disappearance. It also explains that Rainer is not their real last name and that ...

  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Jan 23, 2018

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

    I have vomit in my mouth. If you're a feminist, do not read this book. If you are a woman who values yourself as any kind of human being with thoughts, dreams, or intelligence, you probably shouldn't read this either. There's a reason why most of the books I read are by female...

    A story of magic and fantasy, suspense and murder, contained in dual settings of London 1924 and 1994. Two brothers (Seth Lockwood and Isaiah Raines) are in love with the same woman (Eleanor Raines) who mysteriously disappears along with Seth during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock?s ...

    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...

    Cue the Action Steve is a pal of mine so let's get that out of the way. I have heard him talk about Glass House as something special, something he had labored over and was proud of. I eagerly awaited its release so i could see for myself. What we have here is a crime novel, a fam...

    I know a book is going to be really bad for me when it can't capture my interest AND I do what I need to do to rush through it as quickly as possible. That was Glass Town. The premise of the book is what kept me involved because I knew that it had to have some big finish and then it fe...

    3 1/2 Stars Review to follow. ...

  • Nicole
    Dec 26, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

    I have vomit in my mouth. If you're a feminist, do not read this book. If you are a woman who values yourself as any kind of human being with thoughts, dreams, or intelligence, you probably shouldn't read this either. There's a reason why most of the books I read are by female...

    A story of magic and fantasy, suspense and murder, contained in dual settings of London 1924 and 1994. Two brothers (Seth Lockwood and Isaiah Raines) are in love with the same woman (Eleanor Raines) who mysteriously disappears along with Seth during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock?s ...

    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...

    Cue the Action Steve is a pal of mine so let's get that out of the way. I have heard him talk about Glass House as something special, something he had labored over and was proud of. I eagerly awaited its release so i could see for myself. What we have here is a crime novel, a fam...

    I know a book is going to be really bad for me when it can't capture my interest AND I do what I need to do to rush through it as quickly as possible. That was Glass Town. The premise of the book is what kept me involved because I knew that it had to have some big finish and then it fe...

    3 1/2 Stars Review to follow. ...

    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 swear...

    On the day of his grandfather Boone?s funeral, Josh Rainer finds a letter left to Boone by Josh?s great-grandfather. It talks of the obsession of two brothers for an actress in the 1920s and about her disappearance. It also explains that Rainer is not their real last name and that ...

    If you like gansters, movie stars and murder mysteries, this book is for you. But it's not your typical who-dun-it book. It's about one families obsession to find the missing love of Josh Raines' great grandfather Isaiah's life. She disappeared 90 years ago and Isaiah never gave up loo...

    This book started off promising. I enjoyed the writing and the world in this book. However then the pacing issues started to come in. I felt like the story never got started. The end of the book then tried to wrap up everything and felt rushed. I feel like we were missing a lot of the ...

  • Jenea Whittington
    Sep 07, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Dec 02, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

  • Janet
    Nov 09, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

    I have vomit in my mouth. If you're a feminist, do not read this book. If you are a woman who values yourself as any kind of human being with thoughts, dreams, or intelligence, you probably shouldn't read this either. There's a reason why most of the books I read are by female...

    A story of magic and fantasy, suspense and murder, contained in dual settings of London 1924 and 1994. Two brothers (Seth Lockwood and Isaiah Raines) are in love with the same woman (Eleanor Raines) who mysteriously disappears along with Seth during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock?s ...

    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...

    Cue the Action Steve is a pal of mine so let's get that out of the way. I have heard him talk about Glass House as something special, something he had labored over and was proud of. I eagerly awaited its release so i could see for myself. What we have here is a crime novel, a fam...

    I know a book is going to be really bad for me when it can't capture my interest AND I do what I need to do to rush through it as quickly as possible. That was Glass Town. The premise of the book is what kept me involved because I knew that it had to have some big finish and then it fe...

    3 1/2 Stars Review to follow. ...

    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 swear...

    On the day of his grandfather Boone?s funeral, Josh Rainer finds a letter left to Boone by Josh?s great-grandfather. It talks of the obsession of two brothers for an actress in the 1920s and about her disappearance. It also explains that Rainer is not their real last name and that ...

    If you like gansters, movie stars and murder mysteries, this book is for you. But it's not your typical who-dun-it book. It's about one families obsession to find the missing love of Josh Raines' great grandfather Isaiah's life. She disappeared 90 years ago and Isaiah never gave up loo...

    This book started off promising. I enjoyed the writing and the world in this book. However then the pacing issues started to come in. I felt like the story never got started. The end of the book then tried to wrap up everything and felt rushed. I feel like we were missing a lot of the ...

    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 in...

  • Kristen
    Dec 05, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

  • Mandi Schneck
    Dec 10, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

  • Sionna
    Aug 31, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

    I have vomit in my mouth. If you're a feminist, do not read this book. If you are a woman who values yourself as any kind of human being with thoughts, dreams, or intelligence, you probably shouldn't read this either. There's a reason why most of the books I read are by female...

    A story of magic and fantasy, suspense and murder, contained in dual settings of London 1924 and 1994. Two brothers (Seth Lockwood and Isaiah Raines) are in love with the same woman (Eleanor Raines) who mysteriously disappears along with Seth during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock?s ...

    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...

    Cue the Action Steve is a pal of mine so let's get that out of the way. I have heard him talk about Glass House as something special, something he had labored over and was proud of. I eagerly awaited its release so i could see for myself. What we have here is a crime novel, a fam...

    I know a book is going to be really bad for me when it can't capture my interest AND I do what I need to do to rush through it as quickly as possible. That was Glass Town. The premise of the book is what kept me involved because I knew that it had to have some big finish and then it fe...

    3 1/2 Stars Review to follow. ...

    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 swear...

    On the day of his grandfather Boone?s funeral, Josh Rainer finds a letter left to Boone by Josh?s great-grandfather. It talks of the obsession of two brothers for an actress in the 1920s and about her disappearance. It also explains that Rainer is not their real last name and that ...

    If you like gansters, movie stars and murder mysteries, this book is for you. But it's not your typical who-dun-it book. It's about one families obsession to find the missing love of Josh Raines' great grandfather Isaiah's life. She disappeared 90 years ago and Isaiah never gave up loo...

    This book started off promising. I enjoyed the writing and the world in this book. However then the pacing issues started to come in. I felt like the story never got started. The end of the book then tried to wrap up everything and felt rushed. I feel like we were missing a lot of the ...

    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 in...

    Josh?s grandfather dies, leaving a letter written by his grandfather?s father about his brother and a woman they both loved back in the 1920s, even though his great grandfather swears he saw her in 1994, looking just like she did back then. Josh embarks on a mystery that leads him ...

    Mystery. Magicians. Classic films. Alternate realities. Feuding families. When I read the synopsis for Glass Town it immediately went on my To Read List. But it was a huge disappointment and not a book I would recommend to anyone. O the misogyny! Ugh. Just ugh. I wanted to love t...

    *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* DNF @ 13% I don't know what I was expecting when I picked up this book, but it wasn't what I got. So, I have to say I think the writing is well done and there is a very interesting story here which I wa...

  • Michael J.
    Nov 30, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

    I have vomit in my mouth. If you're a feminist, do not read this book. If you are a woman who values yourself as any kind of human being with thoughts, dreams, or intelligence, you probably shouldn't read this either. There's a reason why most of the books I read are by female...

    A story of magic and fantasy, suspense and murder, contained in dual settings of London 1924 and 1994. Two brothers (Seth Lockwood and Isaiah Raines) are in love with the same woman (Eleanor Raines) who mysteriously disappears along with Seth during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock?s ...

    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...

    Cue the Action Steve is a pal of mine so let's get that out of the way. I have heard him talk about Glass House as something special, something he had labored over and was proud of. I eagerly awaited its release so i could see for myself. What we have here is a crime novel, a fam...

    I know a book is going to be really bad for me when it can't capture my interest AND I do what I need to do to rush through it as quickly as possible. That was Glass Town. The premise of the book is what kept me involved because I knew that it had to have some big finish and then it fe...

    3 1/2 Stars Review to follow. ...

    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 swear...

  • Alysa H.
    Aug 30, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

  • Joshualyn Prater
    Sep 23, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

    I have vomit in my mouth. If you're a feminist, do not read this book. If you are a woman who values yourself as any kind of human being with thoughts, dreams, or intelligence, you probably shouldn't read this either. There's a reason why most of the books I read are by female...

    A story of magic and fantasy, suspense and murder, contained in dual settings of London 1924 and 1994. Two brothers (Seth Lockwood and Isaiah Raines) are in love with the same woman (Eleanor Raines) who mysteriously disappears along with Seth during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock?s ...

    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...

  • Debbie Burton-Peddle
    Jan 11, 2018

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

    I have vomit in my mouth. If you're a feminist, do not read this book. If you are a woman who values yourself as any kind of human being with thoughts, dreams, or intelligence, you probably shouldn't read this either. There's a reason why most of the books I read are by female...

    A story of magic and fantasy, suspense and murder, contained in dual settings of London 1924 and 1994. Two brothers (Seth Lockwood and Isaiah Raines) are in love with the same woman (Eleanor Raines) who mysteriously disappears along with Seth during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock?s ...

  • Kara
    Nov 28, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

    I have vomit in my mouth. If you're a feminist, do not read this book. If you are a woman who values yourself as any kind of human being with thoughts, dreams, or intelligence, you probably shouldn't read this either. There's a reason why most of the books I read are by female...

  • Wit & Wonder Books
    Dec 02, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

  • Rhett Bruno
    Nov 22, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

  • Mackey St
    Dec 07, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

  • Kim
    Dec 07, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

  • Carrie
    Nov 10, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

  • K.A. Wiggins
    Dec 02, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

  • dalex
    Jan 19, 2018

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

    I have vomit in my mouth. If you're a feminist, do not read this book. If you are a woman who values yourself as any kind of human being with thoughts, dreams, or intelligence, you probably shouldn't read this either. There's a reason why most of the books I read are by female...

    A story of magic and fantasy, suspense and murder, contained in dual settings of London 1924 and 1994. Two brothers (Seth Lockwood and Isaiah Raines) are in love with the same woman (Eleanor Raines) who mysteriously disappears along with Seth during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock?s ...

    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...

    Cue the Action Steve is a pal of mine so let's get that out of the way. I have heard him talk about Glass House as something special, something he had labored over and was proud of. I eagerly awaited its release so i could see for myself. What we have here is a crime novel, a fam...

    I know a book is going to be really bad for me when it can't capture my interest AND I do what I need to do to rush through it as quickly as possible. That was Glass Town. The premise of the book is what kept me involved because I knew that it had to have some big finish and then it fe...

    3 1/2 Stars Review to follow. ...

    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 swear...

    On the day of his grandfather Boone?s funeral, Josh Rainer finds a letter left to Boone by Josh?s great-grandfather. It talks of the obsession of two brothers for an actress in the 1920s and about her disappearance. It also explains that Rainer is not their real last name and that ...

    If you like gansters, movie stars and murder mysteries, this book is for you. But it's not your typical who-dun-it book. It's about one families obsession to find the missing love of Josh Raines' great grandfather Isaiah's life. She disappeared 90 years ago and Isaiah never gave up loo...

    This book started off promising. I enjoyed the writing and the world in this book. However then the pacing issues started to come in. I felt like the story never got started. The end of the book then tried to wrap up everything and felt rushed. I feel like we were missing a lot of the ...

    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 in...

    Josh?s grandfather dies, leaving a letter written by his grandfather?s father about his brother and a woman they both loved back in the 1920s, even though his great grandfather swears he saw her in 1994, looking just like she did back then. Josh embarks on a mystery that leads him ...

    Mystery. Magicians. Classic films. Alternate realities. Feuding families. When I read the synopsis for Glass Town it immediately went on my To Read List. But it was a huge disappointment and not a book I would recommend to anyone. O the misogyny! Ugh. Just ugh. I wanted to love t...

  • Iasa
    Jan 06, 2018

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

  • Kylie
    Dec 26, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    Before I say anything else about this book, including anything positive, let me start by saying that this is one of the most sexist books I have ever read. I mean, I?m sure there are worse offenders out there, but they tend to be in genres that I don?t read, or occasionally books t...

    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. ...

    Have you ever picked up a book not really knowing what to expect, then were completely blown away? That was me with this book, and since it just came out I didn't have a lot to go on. I honestly didn't even know what genre to call it (and really still don't!) but I think that was part ...

    Noir Crime with a side of Paranormal Horror This was a hard-to-categorize read - and that's not a bad thing. It's challenging; much of the central mystery and the mechanics of the magic that does crop up isn't explained until very late in the story, so there's high tension, but also...

    **ARC provide by author for an honest review** Glass Town is a psychological thriller by Steven Savile that will keep you on your toes with each turn of the page. Set in the London of both present day and the roaring twenties, Josh is faced with quite a predicament after his gran...

    I have vomit in my mouth. If you're a feminist, do not read this book. If you are a woman who values yourself as any kind of human being with thoughts, dreams, or intelligence, you probably shouldn't read this either. There's a reason why most of the books I read are by female...

    A story of magic and fantasy, suspense and murder, contained in dual settings of London 1924 and 1994. Two brothers (Seth Lockwood and Isaiah Raines) are in love with the same woman (Eleanor Raines) who mysteriously disappears along with Seth during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock?s ...

    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...

    Cue the Action Steve is a pal of mine so let's get that out of the way. I have heard him talk about Glass House as something special, something he had labored over and was proud of. I eagerly awaited its release so i could see for myself. What we have here is a crime novel, a fam...

    I know a book is going to be really bad for me when it can't capture my interest AND I do what I need to do to rush through it as quickly as possible. That was Glass Town. The premise of the book is what kept me involved because I knew that it had to have some big finish and then it fe...

    3 1/2 Stars Review to follow. ...

    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 swear...

    On the day of his grandfather Boone?s funeral, Josh Rainer finds a letter left to Boone by Josh?s great-grandfather. It talks of the obsession of two brothers for an actress in the 1920s and about her disappearance. It also explains that Rainer is not their real last name and that ...

    If you like gansters, movie stars and murder mysteries, this book is for you. But it's not your typical who-dun-it book. It's about one families obsession to find the missing love of Josh Raines' great grandfather Isaiah's life. She disappeared 90 years ago and Isaiah never gave up loo...

  • Jeanne25
    Nov 30, 2017

    Glass Town by Steven Saville is one of those genre bending books that causes you to say "I don't normally read this type of book but...." It is a blend of psychological thriller, urban fantasy and magical realism but written in a way that is so utterly fascinating that you are drawn in...

    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 ...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In the 1920s, Seth and Isaiah Lockwood both loved Eleanor Raines, a young actress from the East End of London. However, Eleanor mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth?s younger brother, could...

    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 Sav...

    Full review is here, on my blog. This is going to be a rather difficult book to get my thoughts together about, because it is very in depth and such a huge idea that I found it often a little confusing, especially in the beginning. It?s a lot to take in. This is a fascinating stor...

    Mystery, magic, cinema, a hint of the 1920's, hell yes. I had no expectations going into this novel so maybe I was more easily pleased than I normally am, but whatever I enjoyed this. It's a slower paced book, but no where near plodding; it just draws you in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 2 1/2 stars I have such mixed feelings about Glass Town. It has such a unique and imaginative premise which had me so excited going into it, but the pacing was surprisingly slow and...

    When Steven Savile's Glass Town appeared on my doorstep it was my first time hearing about it; however, as soon as I read the synopsis, I decided it may be the book for me and dove right in. The Result? Glass Town has left me feeling incredibly torn. On one side I enjoyed it. I fou...

    Review to come soon...Glass Town is one complex town, but so intriguing. This is a story that involved a love triangle that happened back in the 1920?s between a woman and the two brothers who loved her deeply. For one it was truly love and the other it became an obsession. This obse...

    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 ...