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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 Absolute Banking English compromise his talent by writing a horror bestseller Recently divorced and increasingly mentally unst. 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Burnt Island

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

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Struggling writer Max Long arrives on Burnt Island to work on his next novel There he encounters bestselling author James Fairfax whom Max suspects of not being the real author of the book that has mad. I d read the blurb for this book writer applies for a fellowship on a Scottish island and mysteries ensue and noted the price three bucks on Kindle and took the plunge I mean I ve spent on bad coffee let alone good spookinessImagination is a terrible thing Max It perverts reality You can lose yourself in it Not realise what s really happening to youThis is good spookinessAlice Thompson s brief novel tells the story of Max a writer of several mostly unsuccessful novels He wins a place on a remote Scottish island populated by well island people and soon finds himself drawn into various intriguesOr are they intrigues Max is under the gun and needs to produce a best seller no symbolism thanks very much during his stay on the island He s stressed He has writer s block And his home life has disintegrated in an acrimonious divorce He s stressed and who doesn t hear that little voice within rationalising every little thing when they re stressedExactlyIt doesn t help that Max ends up staying in the home of a reclusive writer an architecturally designed fortress owned by a Great Man Of Literature who had one masterpiece and hasn t yet followed it with anything Fame is on hand even at such a remote locale Max is constantly pressed up against the high tide mark of publishing successThe story unfolds in the finest gothic manner There s a lot going on which could be absolutely nothing or it could be something a lot lot worse A liminal zone the supernatural or at least the unnatural seem to leach into island life ratcheting up angst accordinglyI m uncertain why so many reviewers seem to dislike this novel It s an excellent examination of the self lacerating gig that is writing and of the wankery that is the publishing world I enjoyed the sort of outsider where they re not wanted vibe the novel has a kind of bookish riffing on The Wicker Man or The Magus True the tale is short on detail or slavish backstory but the effect far exceeds what I d expected It s a delightfully creepy little read that enjoyably combines psychological horror with weirdnessBurnt Island is something I devoured uickly I find however the memory lingers


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 un

  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 spookinessImaginati

  3. says:

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

  4. says:

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

  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 Thompson affectionately takes a satirical jibe at the notion of penning a 'bestseller' as the the main character talks of wanting to write in a very unimaginative structured by the books way so tha

  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

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    Another writer of the Tell don't s

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

  9. says:

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

  10. says:

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

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