Natural Flights of the Human Mind
To begin with I wasn’t a hundred percent convinced I would read this book, but then things start to click and the story drew me in. The two main characters are Peter Straker and Imogen Doody. Peter lives in an out of operation lighthouse that is getting close to falling down. His dreams are troubled by the 78 people he believes he killed 24 years earlier. He refuses to talk to people in the village and they regard him with the utmost suspicion. That starts to change when Imo ...more
I got this to read because I'd likes Morrall's first book Astonishing Splashes of Colour a lot. I didn't have a clue what it was about and didn't read the back cover or the flyleaf or the reviews or anything like that. I just started reading and let the story slowly unfold. And it was great that way.
So I'm not going to say anything about the story, except that it's got a lighthouse in it which you can infer from the picture on the cover, and lighthouses are always a good thing, aren't they? The...more
Natural Flights of the Human Mind is an original story about two outsiders who are brought together by circumstance and who, unknowingly, help each other to come to terms ...more
These are just some questions tackled in the book. It's a story about redemption, forgiveness, and the unlikely people you meet that help you bring back together the pieces of your life.
This book was a pleasant surprise for me, considering I only bought this book because it was really really cheap, and I bought it so I wouldn't be embarrassed at not buying a book in a bo ...more
Also full of well-drawn characters -- a main character did seem way too obtuse and unfeeling at a couple of crucial times, but that's a minor quibb ...more
but neverthe ...more
I hence picked this up hoping that - like 'Astonishing Splashes of Colour' and 'The Man Who Disappeared' - I would enjoy something by an author I'd previously liked, would get drawn in to it, and would rediscover momentum. Alas ...more
I do feel that some of the 'reflective' internal monologues got a little repetitive, but I'm not going to mark her down for this. One, it certainly captured the character's inability to get out of his rut, and two, it's still a stellar read.
A good book with a good story and very involving.
I picked this up blind from the library, based on the back cover blurb, and was delighted.
I like the fact that it's a friendship between people who seem completely opposite from each other. Both people seem to be struggling with their own problems but when they meet a friendship blossoms.
this is a book which struggles with a persons problems and how one strives for forgiveness.
Good yarn though and I loved the that the story involved the old aircraft aspect.