Light of Falling Stars, Paperback Book

Light of Falling Stars Paperback

2 out of 5 (1 rating)


A stranger appears at the home of a couple who watched a plane crash two days earlier.

He is the sole survivor of the disaster, although he mysteriously chooses not to reveal this, nor anything of his past.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Books
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  • ISBN: 9781862072510

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An interesting proposition, but ultimately rather dull. Surely, given a storyline based around a crashed aeroplane, it must be possible to wring some emotion out of the reader but I remained remote from all the characters from start to finish. The blurb on the back says the story is about 'the randomness of loss'. Fair enough, but it seemed to me the author went out of his way to flip randomly from one character to another without ever really getting under the surface of the situation. I thought we were getting somewhere with Christine and her kidney transplant, but this promising plotline evaporated like all the others.

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