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3.0 out of 5 stars Well Written and Intriguing, but Utterly Dark and Depressing, August 21, 2012
This review is from: The Light Between Oceans: A Novel (Hardcover)
The first part of the book was enjoyable to read, but as the plot begins to thicken and the characters lives unravel, it becomes utterly dark and depressing. I was waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel, but it didn't really arrive there. It leaves the reader in a tragic state of hopelessness at the end, with even the main character admitting that the story will soon be forgotten by everyone and life will go on.
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Initial post: Nov 3, 2013 7:12:55 PM PST
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I disagree that the book offered no light at the end of the tunnel. True, I wept for Tom and Isabel's loss, but at the end I also wept because Lucy, at least, had come to appreciate both her mother and the Sherbornes, and understand their motivations. Isabel felt some peace toward her life's end, when Tom reassured her of God's forgiveness. Tom lives with the promise of contact with Lucy and her son. I thought the book ended with a significant measure of hope, although Tom's loneliness was palpable.
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