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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 repetitive I understand background information on how ighthouses were ran day to day is relevant ikewise the weather conditions but the entire first half of the book consists of this rather dry information repeated several different ways whilst the actual theories as to what happened take up a The Undrowned Child little over a uarter of the book and seems to be somewhat cursory So this book was really informative in the beginning about just whatightkeeper duties entail but really I digress was the motto for this book While I really did The Summer House learn aot from the first few chapters and came to the realization that I did not in fact want to be a Before My Heart Stops: A Memoir lighthouse keeper the author really 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 theike as if it was a rush job While I appreciate the different theories put forth to explain the men s disappearance giant waves murderous intent outright supernatural occurrences the author really digressed into obscure accounts of some of These Things And It things and it started to sound rambling The uh sources were intriguing but not always applicable so it s The Yankee Club like research was done but not particularly well aimed I managed to finish which really says something given my propensity to abandon the boring this year but this wasn t a great book Despite theow rating 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 reports I first heard the story of the missing ighthouse 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 ikely swept from the island by one or a The men's oilskin coats were missing and the clock in the ighthouse 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 reveals a shocking conclusio. The history of the NLB and the realities of being a Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design 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 to readThe book bogged down for me when the author got into the Giant Wave theory This seemsike the most The Magic Cake Shop likely cause of the disappearance and he states the case well but we then are given details about giant waves than might seem absolutely necessary Normally I enjoy following an author off ontoittle tangents but for some reason this part didn t hold my attention and I never really regained my focus throughout the rest 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 read about the stuff I ove I don t want to ive in that worldAll in all a great historical ook at ighthouses but disappointing if you come to it in search of a chilling supernatural mystery Terrible poorly written and structured ong passages which I found ess than relevant numerous factual mistakes and no real grip on which I found The Curious World of Wine: Facts, Legends, and Lore About the Drink We Love So Much less than relevant numerous factual mistakes and no real grip on core of the supposed mystery Avoid I have been meaning to read this ever since I read 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 threeighthouse men disappeared off the face of the earth whilst working at the Eliean Mor American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series lighthouse and a number of myths have grown up around this incident There disappearance was only noticed when a ship sailing past noticed noight but it was some days ater Before It Was Reported To it was reported to appropriate authorityA support vessel was dispatched and no trace of the men was found Everything in the ighthouse was in order although only two of the men had worn the appropriate clothing to go out in a severe storm The other had The Void left his coat behind They kept aog and there did not seem to be any issues at allInterestingly there was absolutely no police involvement in this investigation and it was The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish left to the Superintendent of the Northern Lighthouse Board to do the necessaryThe author gives a great insight into the working conditions ofighthouse workers and the conditions they faced and the sort of weather conditions that would have been faced in the. Rhead found the ighthouse to be completely deserted and a subseuent search of the surrounding island failed to show any sign of what happened to the keepers The ast entry in the The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War lighthouseogbook 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 reported to have been crying while another had become very uiet When it was revealed that. ,

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Much of this book wasn t even about the 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 as his book about Dylatov Perhaps because the incident happened so ong ago This gets 1 Star because I didn t Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art like it Others may It s a goodook at what being a Alice Oliver lighthouse keeper entailed before the advent of electrified and computerizedighthouses But the blurb promised a creepy story a The Protestant Temperament la the shining This wasn t that This was instead a regurgitation of silly theories combined with a dry 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 theife and work of the ighthouse keepers the UK bureaucratic structure and work of the ighthouse keepers the UK bureaucratic structure and building of The Radiant Child lighthouses etc Myths about the Eilean Mor misspelled in the write up above as Elian Moreighthouse are mentioned but not explained It takes far too The Best American Crime Writing 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 inighthouses around the world I would have enjoyed a chapter about all of these occurrences including Eilean Mor rather than an incohesive 200 page narrative of history poetry The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data letters that isn t about a mystery However as tangled as the narrative is I didearn about ighthouses and their keepers which is a subject that interests me A thorough examination of the disappearance of the three ighthouse keepers at Eileen Mor in the Outer Hebrides in 1900 this book is divided into several partsThe first and Tempting Eden longest partooks at the Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, life ofighthouse keepers and the history of the NLBThe next section covers the missing men and reconstructs a possible scenario for the day they went missingThe author then ooks at the immediate aftermath 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 reading something on the eerie side by far the most interesting part of the book was the chapter on. What really happened to the mysteriously vanished ighthouse keepers of the Flannan Isles a true story evocative of The ShiningOn December 26 1900 the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor in the remote Outer Hebrides with relief Three Times the Love lighthouse men and fresh provisions Staffed by three keepers theighthouse had been in operation for a year but no ight had been seen from Eilean Mor for 10 days Upon arrival the superintendent Robert Mui. ,

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