New year, new website. I’m giving the design and layout a long-overdue overhaul, as well as making the site a bit more friendly for those of you using mobiles and tablets. So things may look a little strange while I work on it, but should look better soon!
Glow is a wonderfully inventive book, with some beautiful writing. Unlike Beauman’s previous two books, this one has a contemporary setting, and it’s very contemporary, taking on things like corporate globalisation, drug culture and surveillance. The plot is entirely implausible, but that’s part of the fun of it. Beauman seems to delight in setting up his complicated scenario involving a rare drug called glow, disappearances in the Burmese immigrant community of south London, an evil corporation, a pirate radio station foxes exhibiting strange behaviour patterns, and much, much more. He succeeds,… Read More