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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Naomi
    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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...

    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...

    3 1/2 Stars Glass Town is a standalone novel written by Steven Savile (you may recognize the name from the credits of Doctor Who, Torchwood, or Stargate). It?s about a young man who inherits a mystery from his father, who inherited it from his own father. The mystery? Eleanor Rai...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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...

    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...

    3 1/2 Stars Glass Town is a standalone novel written by Steven Savile (you may recognize the name from the credits of Doctor Who, Torchwood, or Stargate). It?s about a young man who inherits a mystery from his father, who inherited it from his own father. The mystery? Eleanor Rai...

    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...

    Very slow beginning- like painfully slow. I wanted to DNF in the first 50 pages. I?m glad I didn?t because the action really got going and there were some decent reveals and interesting bits- particularly towards the end. This book is right in the middle for me, but I don?t hate ...

    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...

    ~ Introduction ~ I don't really ever read thrillers because they are not my thing. I do like mysteries but there's just something I really can't get into with thrillers. This book is classified as a thriller. The synopsis of this book was what interested me in it, to begin with. I wan...

    The rare 1.5 star book I actually read all the way through. I can really only recommend it for male readers who are fans of classic mob stories. Sure, this has a fantasy gloss to it, but the story reminded me more than anything of a Guy Ritchie film. Macho, violent, predictable. Th...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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...

    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...

    3 1/2 Stars Glass Town is a standalone novel written by Steven Savile (you may recognize the name from the credits of Doctor Who, Torchwood, or Stargate). It?s about a young man who inherits a mystery from his father, who inherited it from his own father. The mystery? Eleanor Rai...

  • Stefanie
    Mar 03, 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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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...

    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...

    3 1/2 Stars Glass Town is a standalone novel written by Steven Savile (you may recognize the name from the credits of Doctor Who, Torchwood, or Stargate). It?s about a young man who inherits a mystery from his father, who inherited it from his own father. The mystery? Eleanor Rai...

    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...

    Very slow beginning- like painfully slow. I wanted to DNF in the first 50 pages. I?m glad I didn?t because the action really got going and there were some decent reveals and interesting bits- particularly towards the end. This book is right in the middle for me, but I don?t hate ...

    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...

    ~ Introduction ~ I don't really ever read thrillers because they are not my thing. I do like mysteries but there's just something I really can't get into with thrillers. This book is classified as a thriller. The synopsis of this book was what interested me in it, to begin with. I wan...

    The rare 1.5 star book I actually read all the way through. I can really only recommend it for male readers who are fans of classic mob stories. Sure, this has a fantasy gloss to it, but the story reminded me more than anything of a Guy Ritchie film. Macho, violent, predictable. Th...

  • 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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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...

    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...

    3 1/2 Stars Glass Town is a standalone novel written by Steven Savile (you may recognize the name from the credits of Doctor Who, Torchwood, or Stargate). It?s about a young man who inherits a mystery from his father, who inherited it from his own father. The mystery? Eleanor Rai...

    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...

    Very slow beginning- like painfully slow. I wanted to DNF in the first 50 pages. I?m glad I didn?t because the action really got going and there were some decent reveals and interesting bits- particularly towards the end. This book is right in the middle for me, but I don?t hate ...

    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...

    ~ Introduction ~ I don't really ever read thrillers because they are not my thing. I do like mysteries but there's just something I really can't get into with thrillers. This book is classified as a thriller. The synopsis of this book was what interested me in it, to begin with. I wan...

    The rare 1.5 star book I actually read all the way through. I can really only recommend it for male readers who are fans of classic mob stories. Sure, this has a fantasy gloss to it, but the story reminded me more than anything of a Guy Ritchie film. Macho, violent, predictable. Th...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    May 20, 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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

  • 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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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 ...

  • 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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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...

    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...

    3 1/2 Stars Glass Town is a standalone novel written by Steven Savile (you may recognize the name from the credits of Doctor Who, Torchwood, or Stargate). It?s about a young man who inherits a mystery from his father, who inherited it from his own father. The mystery? Eleanor Rai...

    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...

    Very slow beginning- like painfully slow. I wanted to DNF in the first 50 pages. I?m glad I didn?t because the action really got going and there were some decent reveals and interesting bits- particularly towards the end. This book is right in the middle for me, but I don?t hate ...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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
    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...

  • Classiccolors
    Apr 29, 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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

  • 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 ...

  • Carrie Griffin
    Feb 20, 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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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...

    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...

    3 1/2 Stars Glass Town is a standalone novel written by Steven Savile (you may recognize the name from the credits of Doctor Who, Torchwood, or Stargate). It?s about a young man who inherits a mystery from his father, who inherited it from his own father. The mystery? Eleanor Rai...

    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...

    Very slow beginning- like painfully slow. I wanted to DNF in the first 50 pages. I?m glad I didn?t because the action really got going and there were some decent reveals and interesting bits- particularly towards the end. This book is right in the middle for me, but I don?t hate ...

    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...

    ~ Introduction ~ I don't really ever read thrillers because they are not my thing. I do like mysteries but there's just something I really can't get into with thrillers. This book is classified as a thriller. The synopsis of this book was what interested me in it, to begin with. I wan...

  • 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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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...

  • Blair Runion
    Apr 05, 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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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...

    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...

    3 1/2 Stars Glass Town is a standalone novel written by Steven Savile (you may recognize the name from the credits of Doctor Who, Torchwood, or Stargate). It?s about a young man who inherits a mystery from his father, who inherited it from his own father. The mystery? Eleanor Rai...

    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...

    Very slow beginning- like painfully slow. I wanted to DNF in the first 50 pages. I?m glad I didn?t because the action really got going and there were some decent reveals and interesting bits- particularly towards the end. This book is right in the middle for me, but I don?t hate ...

  • 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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    This is an atmospheric urban fantasy that centers around the disappearance of an actress named Eleanor, who vanished during the filming of Hitchcock's first movie, in London, in 1924. The novel opens in the present day with the main character, Joshua, discovering a letter left to him b...

    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...

    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...

    3 1/2 Stars Glass Town is a standalone novel written by Steven Savile (you may recognize the name from the credits of Doctor Who, Torchwood, or Stargate). It?s about a young man who inherits a mystery from his father, who inherited it from his own father. The mystery? Eleanor Rai...

    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...

    Very slow beginning- like painfully slow. I wanted to DNF in the first 50 pages. I?m glad I didn?t because the action really got going and there were some decent reveals and interesting bits- particularly towards the end. This book is right in the middle for me, but I don?t hate ...

    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...

    ~ Introduction ~ I don't really ever read thrillers because they are not my thing. I do like mysteries but there's just something I really can't get into with thrillers. This book is classified as a thriller. The synopsis of this book was what interested me in it, to begin with. I wan...

    The rare 1.5 star book I actually read all the way through. I can really only recommend it for male readers who are fans of classic mob stories. Sure, this has a fantasy gloss to it, but the story reminded me more than anything of a Guy Ritchie film. Macho, violent, predictable. Th...

    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...

    3.25 stars. This is a hard book to rate. It's a book that requires thought, attention and dedicated reading time. If you're thinking "well that's how I always read" then I commend you. Intensive Reading For me I find myself (especially with e-books) reading in line-ups, before meet...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...