Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The Blackwater Lightship - Colm Tóibín
The Blackwater Lightship
by: (author)
4.00 10
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330396332 (0330396331)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 273
Edition language: English
Community Reviews
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Tóibín
bookshelves: paper-read, britain-ireland, published-1999, booker-shortlist, lit-richer, spring-2015, tbr-busting-2015, one-penny-wonder, impac-longlist, donegal, dublin, wexford Read from October 29, 2014 to March 27, 2015 <- my coverDescription: It is Ireland in the early 1990s. Helen, her mo...
Overdue rated it
3.5 Black Water Coursing Through Veins
The Blackwater Lightship came highly recommended to me. I'm not sure why. It is the story of three generations of angry women. They are cold and hard on the outside. On the inside they are seething. If you go even deeper, they are loving mothers.In contrast, the Irish men are loving, playful, nurtur...
tmwstw rated it
4.0 Blackwater Lightship
It is very difficult to find fault with a book like this. The writing is beautiful, being elegant, restrained, sparse and poetic all at once. In fact Colm Toibin says more in one of his perfectly formed precise sentences, than most other authors can say in whole paragraphs. This is the story of a fa...
wealhtheow rated it
Helen lives a predictable, pleasant life, until suddenly a stranger turns up and tells her that her brother is sick--is, in fact, dying of AIDS in a nearby hospital. Declan wants to stay in their grandmother's cottage while he recuperates from his latest hospital stay. His sister, mother, and gran...
lizpatanders rated it
The Blackwater Lightship is a story that any reader can relate to. This is my first book by Colm Toibin and I definitely plan on checking out more by him. I've come out of this book not only feeling impressed, but as though I know the characters.Toibin creates a solid plot which feels realistic an...
Other editions (10)
Books by Colm Tóibín
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?