Lights on the Sea by Miquel Reina: Book Review

Title: Lights on the sea

Author: Miquel Reina

Translator: Catherine E. Nelson

Publishing Date: 25th September 2018

My Rating: 4.5 stars

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Having read quite non-fiction books lately, I wanted to read a fiction which would be imaginative and absorbing at the same time. And by picking up this book, I made the right choice.

Lights on the sea is a beautiful story, wonderfully written and very much fascinating. Into a few chapters and I was totally engrossed in the book. I just couldn’t stop reading.

It’s a story of Mr. and Mrs. Grapes, a retired couple still lamenting the loss of their son, Dylan, who died thirty-five years before. Living in a house positioned at the highest point of the Brent Island, that was made out of the parts of their dream ship that never sailed. But one day it did. When a violent storm hit the island, the cliff broke down and their house slid into the sea and float away to a voyage they always dreamt of.

Both the Characters were genuine and totally fits in. The narrative was so evocative that it made me believe that I was accompanying Harold and Mary Rose on this adventurous journey. The visions created while reading of the lights, the sea, ice, and the nomads still holds in my mind.

I loved the part when the couple was residing between the nomads and the narration was intense, making me pause and ponder about life and existence.

I totally enjoyed reading this book and couldn’t recommend enough. Definitely recommended to readers who would love to read about the adventurous sea voyage along with the heartfelt account.



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