The Lighthouse by Alison Moore
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is a different and unusual book. The primary character is Futh who goes on a tour, intending to walk a lot after being separated from his wife. He then runs into Carl on the cruise and later Ester at a lodging. The story shuffles between Futh & Ester's past with Futh being the primary character. The story of his childhood, experiences with his father, how he fell in love with his wife Angela and finally things went to a point of them being separated.
Futh ambles along on his tour, walking around and finally returning to the hotel run by Ester and her husband just a day before he is to return back home. At this point, things get murky with Futh's behaviour.
This is small book and for the most part it just moves along steadily building background and narrating every day experiences. Shuffling between the past and present while interesting in it's own way does reduce the pace and flow of the story. The events building towards the end of the story are not really interesting and the book would have been better off with a different ending..
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