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Glass Boys

A Novel

Lundrigan, Nicole

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Glass Boys
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After his brother is killed, Lewis blames the alcoholic, Eli Fagan, but years after the court rules it an accident, the darkness of the past begins to reappear, leading Lewis back to Eli Fagan and his stepson, Garrett Glass.
Publisher: Toronto ; Berkley [Calif.] : Douglas & McIntyre, 2012, c2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 1553657977
9781553657972
Characteristics: 291 p. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Berson, Barbara.
Alternate Title: Glass boys

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Nov 05, 2013
  • vwruleschick rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A night of drunkness, brings Lewis and his brother, Roy, in harm's way on the Fagan farm. The result, Roy's death is considered accidental. How will Lewis deal with this? Will he and the Fagan's ever be the same? Can love erase the marks of history imprinted on each of us? See where Lewis and his future meets to show how life has a funny way of showing itself. Enjoyed.

Very, very good book. Honestly the best I've read in a long while

Sep 08, 2012
  • everydayathena rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My favourite aspect of this novel was "hearing" that lilting Newfoundland accent once again. The dialogue (not something I usually comment on) was saturated with it, and I loved it.

This is a difficult novel to rate. While it is very well-written, it contains dark matter that is so vaguely hinted at on the book jacket that I missed it - and was thus unprepared. As the novel unfolds, the reader quickly realizes that something very bad - something amoral - is going to happen. I found it difficult, as a reader, to continue reading through the build-up, knowing that at any moment I could turn the page and "the event" would happen. And I had to wait until very close of the end of the novel for that evil to erupt.

I therefore read the book with the intention of "Quick, get through it and get it finished" rather than with a sense of leisurely enjoyment - and this spoiled my reading experience a little.

However, it wouldn't be right to knock the book down a few points just because I found the content difficult to digest. It was, again, very well written. Author Nicole Lundrigan made the reading experience extra bittersweet because side-by-side with the darkness was a raw and beautiful family love. That juxtaposition was achingly poignant.

Jul 25, 2012
  • melissa73ann rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Disturbing story but well written and captivating

Oct 02, 2011
  • kol rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

need more by this amazing canadian talent.felt like i was part of the story.read entire book in one sitting.

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