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The Lighthouse by Alison Moore
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2012_release_read, read_2012, mainstream

A short novel that epitomizes today's state of the art self-centered literary fiction and both what is right with it (occasionally excellent prose and moments of intensity) and what is wrong with it (lots of pointlessness and "so, what, who cares?" stuff)

Not the weakest Booker shortlisted novel (hard to beat the joke played on the reader that's Umbrella), but a weakish novel for that level as basically it is much ado about nothing; still the writing is absorbing on occasion, but again more the pity that literary authors today are afraid to tackle big books and leave them to competent craftsmen like Ken Follett and his ilk, though with Hilary Mantel's success and the trickle of literary authors hitting it big in genre (see Justin Cronin) maybe the navel gazing of what passes for literary culture will change a little
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Reading Progress

September 20, 2012 – Started Reading
September 20, 2012 – Shelved
September 23, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012_release_read
September 23, 2012 – Shelved as: read_2012
September 23, 2012 – Shelved as: mainstream
September 23, 2012 – Finished Reading

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