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Lights on the Sea
In this riveting debut, prize-winning artist and filmmaker Miquel Reina maps out ambitious and fantastical new territory in a novel about a couple holding on for ...more
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Now elderly, about to lose their house, a house that holds all their hopes and dreams, a special house particularly the how ...more
The two leading characters were exceptionally well-drawn. The scenes took off with a maddening intensity that failed to yield. Many ...more
What a powerful book. This is a truely magical read.
Lights on the sea is beautifully written and moved me deeply.
I was heartbroken and reduced to tears more than once, but also blown away at the level of understanding shown towards human emotion and the power of forgivness and love.
This was a spiritual journey that you can't read without being pulled into.
" A home isn't built with walls or ...more
Because the story is simply magical and captivating and will open a whole new perspective on the world after reading it.
And the best part is that Mr Reina has managed to make it feel so realistic. What would it feel like to be washed away in the sea...IN YOUR HOUSE? Amazing.
I highly recommend this book to everyone who likes lyrical general fiction with a message.
Thank you ...more
I absolutely LOVED this extraordinary novel! Part adrenalin-pumping adventure story; part marital revitalization journey; part magical-realism healing voyage. And all things that make a fabulous, literary ...more
Can we imagine the elderly couple living on the edge of the cliff high above the ocean? ,That large ocean that eroded their cliff from large property to a few feet of land around the house, the same fierce ocean that took a life of their son, the same mysterious ocean that send a couple to their impossible journey had awaken them as the result of that journey to the new lights and revelations of lights.
The book is very metaphorical in ...more
Where are we? This simple question takes on enormous existential weight for the central couple of Miquel Reina’s tender debut novel.
Harold and Mary Rose Grapes are embalmed in profound personal grief when their lives are unmoored completely in one swift move from self-imposed exile. During a tempestuous storm, their precarious cliffside home detaches from its foundations and floats out to sea. Any leap of credibility that a reader will ...more
Never more than a story about a simple couple growing old together it becomes a takes on a life of its own through fantasy and parable. Not looking outside for divine intervention but revealing within ourselves by embracing others and being accepted by them. We learn deeper truths and the power of life and the wisdom of living it in the right spirit.
As I was reading this book I realized that this is the kind of fun book that a cat would even make more fun if that cat was on my lap. Where’s my cat? I asked outloud. “She is in the other room working out on the treadmill,” my husband replied. The treadmill? Our new one? Working out? I went to see. And there she was on the treadmill, not desiring at all to join me in my read. She was fast asleep. Treadmills can wear you out, I thought and then I went back to my book.
I didn ...more
Lights on the sea is a beautiful story, wonderfully written and very much fascinating. Into few chapters and I was totally engrossed in the book. I just couldn’t stop reading.
It’s a story of Mr. and Mrs. Grapes, a retired couple still lamenting the loss of their son, Dylan, who died thirty-five years before. Living ...more
Mary Rose and Howard Grapes are being forced to move from their house on top of a cliff due to the danger of where it is located. They will be moving into a retirement away from the sea that they have always been close to. During the night before their move, the house falls into the sea ...more
Harold and Mary Rose Grapes are only partly alive since their son died 35 years ago, full of guilt, blame, unshed tears, isolation. They live in a house on a cliff overlooking the sea. But the cliff is eroding, and their house is no longer safe for them to stay in.
That is the situation at the start of "Lights on the Sea," a tale that I am sure was an allegory for something that I was just too thickheaded to figure out.
The story unfolded beautifully, the adventures of the couple, ...more
I enjoyed it but was rather disappointed in the ending. I imagined all kinds of places they could travel to or move to...... but nooooooo, after all they had gone through they went and got back in that beat-up house. I know it all meant something but by then I was too exhausted from their close calls that I just wanted to scream at them.
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