April 30, 2010
AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE
REVIEW BY KATHY BOBO
I’ve only seen photograph’s of lighthouses, but novelist Gabriel J.M. made me feel as though I had been in the lighthouse with the main character, Liam when he decided to tell his story. It is the story of one man living alone in lighthouse, and he explains what it is like to live in a lighthouse that seems to take on a life of its own.
Liam is likable, and he make you feel what he feels, see the things he sees, and hear the things he hears. In, At The Edge Of The Lighthouse, there is a mix of the X-Files and Twilight Zone with a shot of Night Gallery with a slight trace of strange space ships and creatures from the Book of Ezekiel. Liam begins hearing a female voice inside his head that eventually progresses to visions and other out of body experiences. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. Liam falls madly in love with the female counter part of the Creature From The Black Lagoon, “I saw her face. I was taken aback by her beauty … her lizard face and green glaring alligator eyes.”
At The Edge Of The Lighthouse has a couple of interesting characters like the man in the Bait Shop that warns Liam, “Please tell me you don’t live around here! Please tell me that you live far from here and that you’re simply a visitor. If that’s the case, then I suggest you to leave this place immediately.”
If you’re the type that likes reading stories involving Alien abduction, government cover ups with a twist of apocalyptic themes, then At The Edge Of the Lighthouse is well worth it.