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10 thoughts on “Burnt Island

  1. says:

    This is uite a slow burner of a story that gradually creeps up on you as it does Max Long a struggling author offered a uniue and somewhat unusual chance by an unknown benefactor to spend three months on Burnt Island focusin

  2. says:

    I'd read the blurb for this book – writer applies for a fellowship on a Scottish island and mysteries ensue – and noted the price three bucks on Kindle and took the plunge I mean I've spent on bad coffee let alone good spookinessImagination is a terrible thing Max It perverts reality You can lose yourself in it Not realise what’s real

  3. says:

    Hard slippery

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

  5. says:

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

  6. says:

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

  7. says:

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

  8. says:

    Alice Thompson Burnt Island Salt Publishing 2013If you are a fan of books about writers and horror novels you have probably read this

  9. says:

    A chilling gothic novel set on Burnt Island itself where writer Max Long falls prey to the possibly supernatural

  10. says:

    This is a diverting read though it gets silly towards the end which for me makes it lose any real sense of being

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Burnt Island

Struggling writer Max Long arrives on Burnt Island to work on his next novel There he encounters bestselling author James Fairfax whom Max suspects of not being the real author of the book that has mad This is uite a slow burner of a story that gradually creeps up on you as it does Max Long a struggling author offered a uniue and somewhat unusual chance by an unknown benefactor to spend three months on Burnt Island focusing on his writing But as the days pass he finds that there is to the island than meets the eye and that his benefactor may not have his best interests at heart after all While I really liked this story I did find Max increasingly annoying as time went on especially when he realised that something was not uite right but he stayed anyway personally I would ve been swimming to the mainland if I had to Putting this aside though this is a good story with the feel of the horrors of the 70s the Wickerman in particular springs to mind Supplementary Exercises for Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross to work on his next novel There he encounters bestselling author James Fairfax whom Max suspects of not being Great Famine the real author of The Color of Night the book What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings that has mad This is uite a slow burner of a story Pulse (Frank Quinn, that gradually creeps up on you as it does Max Long a struggling author offered a uniue and somewhat unusual chance by an unknown benefactor Obsession to spend The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico three months on Burnt Island focusing on his writing But as Simply Napkins the days pass he finds The Unconscious Civilization that The Complete Tightwad Gazette there is The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years to الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية the island Writing and Selling Magazine Articles than meets The Strange Bird the eye and Collected Stories that his benefactor may not have his best interests at heart after all While I really liked Collected Stories this story I did find Max increasingly annoying as Cleopatras Daughter time went on especially when he realised Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! that something was not uite right but he stayed anyway personally I would ve been swimming Settlers to Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the mainland if I had The Sphinx to Putting Tidelands (Fairmile this aside Pretty Lucy Merwyn though Strings this is a good story with Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the feel of Catch and Release the horrors of Devils Paw (Imp, the 70s Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, the Wickerman in particular springs All Tied Up to mind

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E his fortune Further Fairfax's wife has gone missing In a desperate bid for success Max decides to compromise his talent by writing a horror bestseller Recently divorced and increasingly mentally unst An island as a holiday retreat a voluntary escape is a relatively new idea In old days you could find yourself on a faraway island most probably after a shipwreck If you managed to reach the land your fight for a survival had only began Books and movies love to fuse these ideas and for example in Danny Boyle s cult movie The Beach a dreamy paradise soon turns into a violent hell Long story short an island is the perfect setting for an erotic horror story Tempting yet claustrophobicIt has been a while since I had such a good laugh while reading a book The sixth novel by British writer Alice Thompson Burnt Island kicks the literary world wittily in the balls Struggling writer Max Long decides to write his next book with a completely different approach He will calculate each step to create an easy to read bestseller He gets a place in a writing residency and travels with a ferry to the Burnt Island soon to discover that he will live with one of the most successful writers of his time in his beautiful mansion overlooking the seaWill poor Faust so thirsty for a breakthrough sell his soul to MephistophelesThe thin line between the reality and imagination becomes even thinner Max continues to blame his over creative mind while the island secretly writes its own set of rules Is it the place that creates our thoughts or is it the other way round we see what we believeAlice Thompson had the idea for Burnt Island while being in a residency on Shetland islands She experienced the sense of an island so strongly that she wanted to bring it into a bookThe creeping claustrophobia where the infinite horizon all around the island ceases to inspire and starts to suffocate is described similar to what happens in the head of a writer where imaginary worlds line up like beads on an infinite string The painting on the cover of the book The Solitude by Salvador Dali is very fittingSea monsters deadly sexy sirens the horrible sheet of paper white as an Ahab s whale the book is full of sea references and it is a strange pleasure to stumble upon them while walking on the slippery underwater rocks Although the gothic story gives you shivers on a hot summer day most of the time the satiric prose makes you laugh out loudEspecially when Max hiding behind the dunes discovers that his literary agent is a blood sucking monster

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Able he witnesses disturbing visions that take the form of the horror he is attempting to write Is Max losing his mind or his soul What is the truth about Fairfax And what is the secret of Burnt Island A chilling gothic novel set on Burnt Island itself where writer Max Long falls prey to the possibly supernatural forces of the island as well as other human forces The story is well written with a fast moving pace and interesting characters I found I got involved very uickly and it left me with a rather haunted feeling which remained long after finishing the book

  • Paperback
  • 224
  • Burnt Island
  • Alice Thompson
  • English
  • 13 May 2019
  • 9781907773488

About the Author: Alice Thompson

Alice Thompson is a Scottish novelistThompson was educated at St George's School Edinburgh then read English at Oxford and wrote her PhD thesis on Henry James In the 1980s she played keyboard with rock band The Woodentops She has a son and lives in Edinburgh Her novel Justine was the joint winner of the 1996 James Tait Black Memorial Prize She has also won a Creative Scotland Award in 2000