Book Reviews of The Lamplighter

The Lamplighter
The Lamplighter
Author: Anthony O'Neill
ISBN-13: 9780743243490
ISBN-10: 0743243498
Publication Date: 2/25/2003
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
What a powerful, thought-provoking thriller this is, unlike any other book I have ever read. A book that can be read on many levels from a novel of serial killings in 19th Century Edinburgh, to a book of morals and philosophies. Intriguing tale from start to finish with a prologue that is guaranteed to suck you deeply into the story.
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Helpful Score: 2
My first book by this author. A very good story of an orphan girl who's active imagination takes her into a very scary place during the 1860's England era. Characters are all well done. Lots of twists and turns to fiqure out.
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Helpful Score: 1
A chilling story of evil and the power of the imagination set in Edinburgh of the 1800's. Spooky!
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Helpful Score: 1
FROM THE PUBLISHER
"Evelyn is a clever orphan at the Fountainbridge Institute for Destitute Girls. Enchanted by a cheerful lamplighter who fires the streetlamp outside her window each evening, she mesmerizes the other girls with flights of fancy. In a time before Freudian awareness of sexuality and the subconscious mind, such tales are forbidden by the institute's governor, who warns Evelyn to cease her nocturnal storytelling." "Evelyn defies him - and is cast out of the orphanage and sacrificed to a shadowy figure claiming
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A scary sci-fi thriller.
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This was the hardest book I ever read. I could hardly understand it. It did nothing for me.