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As always with P.D.James, this book is beautifully written, a pleasure to read or to hear. The narration is excellent and very easy on the ear. The main story, too, is ingenious with the cast of players isolated from the rest of the world on an island off the coast of Cornwall. It has an old fashioned feel to the writing.
And yet there is something missing, something not quite satisfying. In fact, it feels more like an ending...
That said, it is still superior to so many others of the genre, enjoyable and recommended.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
What did you like best about The Lighthouse? What did you like least?
An interesting setting with a good 'reveal' but otherwise standard P D James. Love interests are not her thing and their presence waters down the story.
If you’ve listened to books by P. D. James before, how does this one compare?
The reading was competent enough but slightly flat in the listening, perhaps reflecting the absence of real tension in the story.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
The sewing room - written with expertise, the description accurate and interesting, three dimensional where other settings in the book are not.
If this book were a film would you go see it?
If the island was sufficiently dramatically portrayed.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Just brilliant, the way PD James uses words to paint pictures. I felt like I was there, on Combe Island. I loved the story and performance. This was my first PD James novel, looking forward to another.