- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Gollancz; New Ed edition (9 Jun. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0575075791
- ISBN-13: 978-0575075795
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.8 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 244,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Glamour (GOLLANCZ S.F.) Paperback – 9 Jun 2005
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
A tightly narrated slice of psychological horror. (The Independent)
"[a] cool, understated chiller. Priest's control over his story will keep you turning the pages as events slowly twist their way to an unseen climax." (Brian J. Robb DREAMWATCH)
THE GLAMOUR: Hypnotic, tricky, uneasy and full of double meaningSee all Product description
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top Customer Reviews
But this being a Christopher Priest book more is going on than that. Priest uses his trick of changing the perspective on the story, without suggesting that any particular point of view is more valid than another, leaving you guessing as to what is going on.
I always think of Priest as being the British Philip K. Dick, a man who loves writing about shifting realities. The difference being that whereas Dick seemed compelled to write and would often write hurriedly, Priest is a more considered writer, his prose is more elegant. Similarly Priest is more concerned with the middle classes than Dick's blue collar heroes. And in this book, Priest is doing what Dick would have done more of, had his publishers been more daring, he writes a book that seems like science fiction but isn't. Not really. It's more about relationships and stories and glamour. The science fiction or fantasy element is very slight and if you look at the story in a certain way, does not necessarily exist.
The book is beautifully ambiguous and the fractured nature of this review just testifies to the fact that no review can do it justice. You just have to read it. And then all of Priest's other books. He's that good.
To reveal the storyline in a review like this would be grossly unfair but this is probably one of the two best books I have read this year -- and I read lots.
The writing is crystal clear and unaffected. The story is superbly constructed with the author fully in command of the twists of the plot. Priest's writing is absolutely unimprovable. Why isn't this man at the top of the best-seller lists?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would not recommend this book to someone who likes realistic ending
Interesting theory however. Some might enjoy this book
I've got this in paperback somewhere but I don't know where and I had to read it again. A great story.Published 19 months ago by Ian Stentiford
Have recently read this for the fourth time. It still remains my all time favourite book. There are several parts I have had to read over and over again - especially the... Read morePublished on 16 Jan. 2015 by BJS Bal
I first came across Christopher Priest just recently, with his novel The Prestige. The author of The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern, spoke about it in an online interview, as an... Read morePublished on 12 Jan. 2014 by blossom
I loved this book for it's detailed storytelling by Christopher Priest but also the themes of memory and how each person understands and remembers the world around them... Read morePublished on 27 July 2013 by Michael Thouless
Any novel by Christopher Priest is worth reading but I'd put this behind "The Affirmation" and "The Prestige". Read morePublished on 2 Mar. 2013 by gingerjon
In Priest's capabable hands the idea that invisibility could simply be a failing of memory or a failure to notice someone becomes scarily convincing. Read morePublished on 22 Feb. 2012 by Stalker