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The Lightkeeper's Wife by Karen Viggers
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May 16, 2011

did not like it
Read from May 16 to June 06, 2011

If you are feeling a bit 'down', don't read this novel. It is as grey and morose as the Tasmanian weather where it is set.

The book blurb states that "The Lightkeeper's Wife is a moving story of love, loss and family." Well, it's a theme that has been done to death, and a lot better too. For a start it's more about the Lightkeeper's son, not the wife, and there Viggers is totally unable to write a sympathetic New Age male character without him coming across as pathetic and feminine.

I was completely bored with this novel and frustrated with it's whining monotone.
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06/03/2011 page 111
06/03/2011 page 111
28.0% "I'm not enjoying this novel and if it wasn't a book club read I wouldn't have bothered with it. It's boring and morose and Tom is just a pathetic character."

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