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The Lighthouse: A Novel of Terror Feb. 13 2014
By Valerie Wiesner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I read this book on my Kindle Fire, and I thought it was a very good story, although there are an awful lot of typos in the text; many of the words were so misspelled they didn't make sense unless you were able to guess how they fit into the context of the story. I personally felt the book was not worth $9.99 considering all the grammmatical and spelling errors in it. Surely the proofreaders can do a better job than this! The book was originally published in 1987, and because I like the northern CA coastal area and the OR coastal area, the story held much more interest for me than a lot of other books, although the lighthouse named in the book does not exist, nor does the town, which is located a short distance from Bandon which is one of my favorite places.

The story concerns a married couple from Palo Alto, CA who decide to spend a year in OR so that the husband, a professor at Stanford can write his magnum opus on the history of lighthouses, before they return to CA where his wife plans to open an art gallery with a friend. Unfortunately, the economic situation in the town is very bleak and the fishing industry has just about fallen to nothing, so the couple encounter a lot of hostility from the people who live there. (This used to be a rather common attitude that some Oregonians held for people from CA although I have not encountered it in many years). Needless to say, the couple's plans all go awry, and there are some career criminals on the loose who complicate everyone's lives.
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Gripping fun with lots of atmosphere Aug. 29 2013
By Judith Davies - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
What a great Summer read, I loved this book. The characters are likable, and I find myself wanting to follow their lives beyond this book. I love remote coastal settings with plenty of atmosphere, and The Lighthouse did not disappoint. Besides falling in love with the husband/professor, Jan, I particularly enjoyed learning some of the technical points about the old Fresnel (pronounced Fray-nel) lighthouse lenses and mention of the diaphone fog horn, which gave what might have been just another suspense/mystery novel, an added depth. Jan's obsession with the light, which had an ominous undercurrent, also added to the suspense. The kind of book that stays with you.
A view at despair March 13 2014
By Kay M. Wehrle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed the book, but was very disappointed to find cap many spelling errors. So much so that at distracted from the plot. But it was an enjoyable read

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