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The Blind Light

A Novel

by Stuart Evers

The Blind Light by Stuart Evers X
The Blind Light by Stuart Evers
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  • Published Oct 2020
    544 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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  • Betty T. (Warner Robins, GA)
    Much too long
    This book was much too long. While it spanned a time of 60 years, in my opinion, much of it could have been cut without degradation of the story.

    While much of the writing itself was beautiful, the moments when it flowed into what seemed a stream of consciousness quickly became dreary. The setting of Doom Town set the tone for exploration of the Cold War era and the emotions around it. For many years, the fear of a nuclear war loomed over our heads. On this note, I particularly liked this quote from the book - "To remind them that the bomb respects no god, no society, no man or ideal."

    While I didn't particularly care for any of the characters (I just could not connect with them), I did like the complex bond between Drum and Carter that continued regardless their class differences. I liked how Carter continued to look out for Drum, although often to Carter's benefit. But I did not feel their estrangement later in the story was adequately explained. I also did not think the author's time progression over the decades flowed smoothly.

    Overall, the book left me feeling empty. A lot of time was spent drudging through the lengthy novel with little sense of satisfaction. Sorry, this is not a book I can highly recommend.

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