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Ghost Lights

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Slow reading

    Although the book received good reviews, I did not enjoy it as much as most folks. I found it to be long and drawn out, didn't make a whole lot of sense to me, but maybe I missed something.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    very moving!

    This book being the second in a series, I thought Millet did a great job bringing T back from How The Dead Dream and bringing characters from that first book to the front in this one. I love her writing style. Great novel!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2012

    Pulitzer, please

    When asked about her close brush with the Pulitzer Prize at the Tucson Festival of Books, Lydia Millet was ironic and self-effacing. This is only the second Lydia Millet book I've read, but please, people, give this lady a prize! In Ghost Lights, the reader enjoys the inexorable pull of the writing through the richest and most banal details of a life that takes on a much greater meaning than itself by the bittersweet end. This part two follows the husband of a woman who worked for T., the long-suffering protagonist of How The Dead Dream, as he goes to Belize without much hope of recovering T.'s body. The plot twists and surprises are almost as enjoyable as the je ne sais quoi of the writing. How does Millet manage to capture the... whatever it is she captures? At the Book Festival, I learned that there is a third book planned that follows these characters, and I will be sure to pick it up right away.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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