The Lighthouse (KINDLE)
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Men S Disappearance Giants disappearance giant murderous intent outright supernatural occurrences the author really digressed into obscure accounts of some of these things and it just started to sound rambling The uh sources were intriguing but not always applicable so it s like research was done but not particularly well aimed I managed to finish which really says something given my propensity to abandon the boring this year but this wasn t a great book The write
up on this book sounds intriguing A mystery But the bookon this book sounds intriguing A mystery But the book not deliver on that The book meanders all over the place starting with a description of the life and work of the lighthouse eepers the UK bureaucratic structure and the building of lighthouses etc Myths about the Eilean Mor misspelled in the write up above as Elian More lighthouse are mentioned but not explained It takes far too long to get to the actual occurrence on Eilean Mor which the author fictionalizes at first three men disappear I Pansy Vol. 6 kept waiting for a payoff what actually happened to the men but no onenows The book ends with a chapter on various murders and madness in lighthouses around the world I would have enjoyed a chapter about all of these occurrences including Eilean Mor rather than an incohesive 200 page narrative of history poetry letters that isn t about a mystery However as tangled as the narrative is I did learn about lighthous This gets 1 Star because I didn t like it Others may It s a good look at what being a lighthouse eeper entailed before the advent of electrified and computerized lighthouses But the blurb promised a creepy story a la the shining This wasn t that This was instead a regurgitation of silly theories combined with a dry recitation of What I Learned About Lighthouses Much of #this book wasn t even about the Lighthouse Tragedy Lots of crackpot theories and digressions and ultimately not very mysterious #book wasn t even about the Lighthouse Tragedy Lots of crackpot theories and digressions and ultimately not very mysterious pretty obvious the ocean was the culprit Not nearly as interesting as his book about Dylatov Pass Perhaps because the incident happened so long ag. The men's oilskin coats were missing and the clock in the lighthouse had stopped inevitable theories surrounding the eepers' fates were soon put forward These included a giant wave washing them away murder and suicide by the men themselves and esoteric explanations as Eilean Mor was believed to have mystical properties This book explores this mysterious and chilling story in depth for the first time and reveals a shocking conclusio. A shade too dry and repetitive I understand background information on how
lighthouses were ran day to day is relevant likewise the weather conditionswere ran day to day is relevant likewise the weather conditions the entire first half of the book consists of this rather dry information repeated several different ways whilst the actual theories as to what happened take up a little over a uarter of the book and seems to be somewhat cursory I have been meaning to read this ever since I read about it in Peter May s Coffin Road I had no Elizabeth I knowledge of the incident prior to May s book but it intrigued me to find out For those who don tnow
In 1900 Three Lighthouse Men Disappeared Off The Face Of1900 three lighthouse men disappeared off the face of earth whilst working at the Eliean Mor lighthouse and a number of myths have grown up around this incident There disappearance was only noticed when a Terrible poorly written and structured long passages which I found less than relevant numerous factual mistakes and no real grip on the core of the supposed mystery Avoid A thorough examination of the disappearance of the three lighthouse Education in a New Society keepers at Eileen Mor in the Outer Hebrides in 1900 this book is divided into several partsThe first and longest part looks at the life of lighthouseeepers and the history of the NLBThe next section covers the missing men and reconstructs a possible scenario for the day they went missingThe author then looks at the immediate aftermath of the disappearance including provisions made for the eepers familiesThe chapters discuss various theories both probable and unlikely scenariosAlthough I bought this in the hopes of reading something on the eerie side by far the most interesting part of the book was the chapter on the history of the NLB and the realities of being a lighthouse eeper I found this part extremely fascinating and if you have ever had any interest in this topic this would be a great book to readThe book bogged down for me when the author got into the Giant Wave theory This seems like the most likely cause of the disappearance and he states the case well but we then are given details about giant waves than What really happened to the mysteriously vanished lighthouse eepers of the Flannan Isles a true story evocative of The ShiningOn December 26 1900 the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor in the remote Outer Hebrides with relief lighthouse men and fresh provisions Staffed by three eepers the lighthouse had been in operation for a year but no light had been seen from Eilean Mor for 10 days Upon arrival the superintendent Robert Mui.
Keith McCloskey é 9 REVIEWIght seem absolutely necessary Normally I enjoy following an author off onto little tangents but for some reason this part didn t hold my attention and I never really regained my focus throughout
the rest of the bookSadly the supernatural explanations which I have to give the author creditrest of the bookSadly the supernatural explanations which I have to give the author credit exploring in a decent amount of detail just seem silly Is this how normal people feel when they read about the stuff I love I don t want to live in that worldAll in all a great historical look at lighthouses but disappointing if you come to it in search of a chilling supernatural mystery I first heard the story of the missing lighthouse eepers of Eilean Mor on the podcast ASTONISHING LEGENDS Three men alone on this island simply vanished in December of 1900 No signs of a struggle or of foul play just the silence of sudden and unexplained absence The story seemed compelling at first I suppose because the mind naturally wanders to wild explanations for these men s disappearance however it appears that most who have studied this case accept that the men were most likely swept from the island by one or a series of rogue waves Tragic but not supernatural McCloskey was interviewed on the podcast and he certainly has studied this story in great depth Unfortunately his book was poorly written and did little to convey his passion for the mystery Despite the low rating it wasn t that a bad book I went through waves of bordem and interest Skipping pages of waffle but also eating up the good parts especially theories and reports So this book was really informative in the beginning about just what lightkeeper duties entail but really I digress was the motto for this book While I really did learn a lot from the first few chapters and came to the realization that I did not in fact "Want To Be A "to be a eeper the author really went off point and on crazy tangents at times As I got further into the book I also started noticing copy editor mistakes spelling errors and un capitalized sentences and the like as if it was a rush job While I appreciate the differ. Rhead found the lighthouse to be completely deserted and a subseuent search of the surrounding island failed to show any sign of what happened to the eepers The last entry in the lighthouse logbook had been made on December 15 and contained a number of strange and distressing entries that offered clues as to the mental state of the men One was reported to have been crying while another had become very uiet When it was revealed that. .