Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Lighthouse | Alison Moore

This is a thoroughly enjoyable, small book. It is the story of Futh, a middle aged man recently separated, trying to make sense of his life. He is having a crisis, for sure, but one which does not elicit mockery but rather sympathy.

Futh decides to take a walk in Germany. He meticulously organised himself, his accommodation and for his luggage to be transported from hotel to hotel. But what he cannot organise or control are the people he meets and the impact they have on him as he walks.
He has a lot of time to think and remember as he goes from town to town and this also is not something he can control. The impact of the walk ,the people and memory are beautifully described.

Will Furth find himself or become profoundly lost?

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