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E his fortune Further Fairfax's wife has gone missing In a desperate bid for success Max decides to compromise his talent by writing a horror bestseller Recently divorced and increasingly mentally unst. This strange and clever little book is incredibly meta in terms of both plot and meaning as it follows an author in his attempts to write a book but is in fact a very allegorical take on the writing process itself Thompson affectionately takes a satirical jibe at the notion of penning a bestseller as the the main character talks of wanting to write in a very unimaginative structured by the books way so that his next book will tick all the boxes of the next big thing the the plot becomes bizarre and events sp

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Burnt Island

Struggling writer Max Long arrives on Burnt Island to work on his next novel There he encounters bestselling author James Fairfax whom Max suspects of not being the real author of the book that has mad. I d read the blurb for this book writer applies for a fellowship on a Scottish island and mysteries ensue and noted the price three bucks on Kindle and took the plunge I mean I ve spent on bad coffee let alone good spookinessImagination is a terrible thing Max It perverts reality You can lose yourself in it Not realise what s really happening to youThis is good spookinessAlice Thompson s brief novel tells the story of Max a writer of several mostly unsuccessful novels He wins a place on a remote Scotti

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Able he witnesses disturbing visions that take the form of the horror he is attempting to write Is Max losing his mind or his soul What is the truth about Fairfax And what is the secret of Burnt Island. Alice Thompson Burnt Island Salt Publishing 2013If you are a fan of books about writers and horror novels you have probably read this setup a number of times before a novelist suffering writer s block is offered space and time to complete his new novel by another writer Writer A gratefully accepts finds his host to be charming if a little off and then over the next few days comes to believe that writer B is putting him up in order to have him finish the book kill him and publish it under writer B s name It s not a


10 thoughts on “Burnt Island

  1. says:

    This is uite a slow burner of a story that gradually creeps up on you as it does Max Long a struggling author offered a uniue and somewhat unusual chance by an unknown benefactor to spend three months on Burnt Island focusing on his writing But as the days pass he finds that there is to the island than meets the eye and that his benefactor may not have his best interests at heart after all While I really liked this story

  2. says:

    I'd read the blurb for this book – writer applies for a fellowship on a Scottish island and mysteries ensue – and noted the price three bucks on Kindle and took the plunge I mean I've spent on bad coffee let alone good spookinessI

  3. says:

    Hard slippery little sentences make up this satire of the writing life Read here

  4. says:

    An island as a holiday retreat a voluntary escape is a relatively new idea In old days you could find yourself on a faraway island most probably after a shipwreck If you managed to reach the land your fight for a

  5. says:

    This strange and clever little book is incredibly meta in terms of both plot and meaning as it follows an author in his attempts to write a book but is in fact a very allegorical take on the writing process itse

  6. says:

    Wasn't keen on this I found the plot very predictable and the dreamlike uality that increasingly took over seemed to be a tool for not finishing up loose ends than anything else

  7. says:

    Another writer of the Tell don't show schoolThanks but no thanks

  8. says:

    Alice Thompson Burnt Island Salt Publishing 2013If you are a fan of books about writers and horror novels you have probably read this setup a number of times before a novelist suffering writer's block is offered space and time to complete his new novel by another writer Writer A gratefully accepts finds his host to be charming if a little off and then over the next few days comes to believe that writer B is putting hi

  9. says:

    A chilling gothic novel set on Burnt Island itself where writer Max Long falls prey to the possibly supernatural forces of the island as well as

  10. says:

    This is a diverting read though it gets silly towards the end which for me makes it lose any real sense of being chilling Also funny and scathing in parts about the writing world I'd give it three and half

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