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Keith McCloskey Ô 0 summarySo this book was eally informative
in the beginning about just what lightkeeper duties entail but eally I digress was the mottothe beginning about just what lightkeeper duties entail but eally I digress was the motto this book While I eally did learn a lot from the first few chapters and came to the The Scruffy Drunk: The Wife in Space, Volume 2 realization that I did not in fact want to be a lighthouse keeper the authoreally went off point and on crazy tangents at times As I got further into the book I also started noticing copy editor mistakes spelling errors and un capitalized sentences and the like as if it was a Mise En Sc�ne: Cin�ma Et Lecture rush job While I appreciate the different theories put forth to explain the men s disappearance giant waves murderous intent outright supernatural occurrences the authoreally digressed into obscure accounts of some of these things and it just started to sound Deathless rambling The uh sources were intriguing but not always applicable so it s likeesearch was done but not particularly well aimed I managed to finish which eally says something given my propensity to abandon the boring this year but this wasn t a great book Despite the low ating it wasn t that a bad book I went through waves of bordem and interest Skipping pages of waffle but also eating up the good parts especially theories and eports I first heard the story of the missing lighthouse keepers of Eilean Mor on the podcast ASTONISHING LEGENDS Three men alone on this island simply vanished in December of 1900 No signs of a struggle or of foul play just the silence of sudden and unexplained absence The story seemed compelling at first I suppose because the mind naturally wanders to wild explanations for these men s disappearance however it appears that most who have studied this case accept that the men were most likely swept from the island by one or a series of ogue waves Tragic but not supernatural McCloskey was interviewed on the podcast and he certainly has studied this story in great depth Unfortunately his book was poorly written and did little to convey his passion for the mystery much of this book wasn t even about of this book wasn t even about Lighthouse Tragedy Lots of crackpot theories and digressions and ultimately not very mysterious Seems pretty obvious the ocean was the culprit Not nearly as interesting as his book about Dylatov Pass Perhaps because the incident happened so long ago This gets 1 Star because I didn t like it Others may It s a good look at what being. What The Third Lynx (Quadrail, really happened to the mysteriously vanished lighthouse keepers of the Flannan Isles a true story evocative of The ShiningOn December 26 1900 the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor in theemote Outer Hebrides with elief lighthouse men and fresh provisions Staffed by three keepers the lighthouse had been in operation for a year but no light had been seen from Eilean Mor for 10 days Upon arrival the superintendent Robert Mui. ,
A lighthouse keeper entailed before the advent of electrified and computerized lighthouses But the blurb promised a creepy story a la the shining This wasn t that This was instead a egurgitation of silly theories combined with a dry Julio Bunny and the Foreign Lion (Free Audio Book Inside): --- Easter Book Collection For Kids recitation of What I Learned About Lighthouses The write up on this book sounds intriguing A mystery But the book does not deliver on that The book meanders all over the place starting with a description of the life and work of the lighthouse keepers the UK bureaucratic structure and the building of lighthouses etc Myths about the Eilean Mor misspelled in the write up above as Elian More lighthouse are mentioned but not explained It takes far too long to get to the actual occurrence on Eilean Mor which the author fictionalizes at first three men disappear I kept waiting for a payoff what actually happened to the men but no one knows The book ends with a chapter on various murders and madness in lighthouses around the world I would have enjoyed a chapter about all of these occurrences including Eilean Morather than an incohesive 200 page narrative of history poetry letters that isn t about a mystery However as tangled as the narrative is I did learn about lighthouses and their keepers which is a subject that interests me A thorough examination of the disappearance of the is a subject that interests me A thorough examination of the disappearance of the lighthouse keepers at Eileen Mor in the Outer Hebrides in 1900 this book is divided into several partsThe keepers at Eileen Mor in the Outer Hebrides in 1900 this book is divided into several partsThe and longest part looks at the life of lighthouse keepers and the history of the NLBThe next section covers the missing men and econstructs a possible scenario for the day they went missingThe author then looks
the immediate of the disappearance including provisions made for the keepers familiesThe chapters discuss various theories both probable and unlikely scenariosAlthough I bought this in the hopes of eading something on the eerie side by far the most interesting part of the book was the chapter on the history of the NLB and the Raja Smurf (Smurf, realities of being a lighthouse keeper I found this part extremely fascinating and if you have ever had any interest in this topic this would be a great book toeadThe book bogged down for me when the author got into the Giant Wave theory This seems like the most likely cause of the disappearance and he states the case well but we then are given. Rhead found the lighthouse to be completely deserted and a subseuent search of the surrounding island failed to show any sign of what happened to the keepers The last entry in the lighthouse logbook had been made on December 15 and contained a number of strange and distressing entries that offered clues as to the mental state of the men One was Zwanzig Männer sind genug reported to have been crying while another had become very uiet When it wasevealed that. Details about giant waves than might seem absolutely necessary Normally I enjoy following an author off onto little tangents but for some eason this part didn t hold my attention and I never Yaşayan Kur'an Meal-Tefsir reallyegained my focus throughout the est of the bookSadly the supernatural explanations which I have to give the author credit for exploring in a decent amount of detail just seem silly Is this how normal people feel when they eadat the immediate
About The Stuff Ithe stuff I I don t want to live in that worldAll in all a great historical look at lighthouses but disappointing if you come to it In Search Of A Chilling search of a chilling mystery Terrible poorly written and structured long passages which I found less than The Frankenstein Teacher (Corgi Pups) relevant numerous factual mistakes and noeal grip on the core of the supposed mystery Avoid I have been meaning to The Case of the General's Thumb read this ever since Iead about it in Peter May s Coffin Road I had no knowledge of the incident prior to May s book but it intrigued me to find out For those who don t know in 1900 three lighthouse men disappeared off the face of the earth whilst working at the Eliean Mor lighthouse and a number of myths have grown up around this incident There disappearance was only noticed when a ship sailing past noticed no light but it was some days later before it was eported to the appropriate authorityA support vessel was dispatched and no trace of the men was found Everything in the lighthouse was in order although only two of the men had worn the appropriate clothing to go out in a severe storm The other had left his coat behind They kept a log and there did not seem to be any issues at allInterestingly there was absolutely no police involvement in this investigation and it was left to the Superintendent of the Northern Lighthouse Board to do the necessaryThe author gives a great insight into the working conditions of lighthouse workers and the conditions they faced and the sort of weather conditions that would have been faced in the Flannan Isles He also goes on to talk about the boredom and psychological conditions that the men would have encounteredAll in all this was enjoyable even though the author cannot tell us exactly what happened but no one can A shade too dry and epetitive I understand background information on how lighthouses were an day to day is elevant likewise the weather conditions but the. The men's oilskin coats were missing and the clock in the lighthouse had stopped inevitable theories surrounding the keepers' fates were soon put forward These included a giant wave washing them away murder and suicide by the men themselves and esoteric explanations as Eilean Mor was believed to have mystical properties This book explores this mysterious and chilling story in depth for the first time and An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles reveals a shocking conclusio.