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The Lottery and Other Stories
Shirley Jackson
Stephen King
The Lighthouse - Alison Moore 3½ stars

A nice, little read and thoroughly depressing... But it speaks to Moore's skill that she manages to convey such emotion in a very short book that in reality has very little storyline.

The parallel storylines of Futh and Ester are well interwoven while still being two separate tales. I actually have very little impression or opinion about this book other than the immense depressing feeling.

So, stars for being well-written and evocative, but no real points for an engaging story.