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  • Title: The Lamplighters
  • Author: Frazer Lee
  • ISBN: 9781609286705
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life on Meditrine Island is luxurious but brief Marla Neuborn has found the best post grad job in the world as a Lamplighter working on Meditrine Island, an exclusive idyllic paradise owned and operated by a consortium of billionaires All Lamplighters have to do is tend to the mansions, cook and clean, and turn on lights to make it appear the owners are home But tLife on Meditrine Island is luxurious but brief Marla Neuborn has found the best post grad job in the world as a Lamplighter working on Meditrine Island, an exclusive idyllic paradise owned and operated by a consortium of billionaires All Lamplighters have to do is tend to the mansions, cook and clean, and turn on lights to make it appear the owners are home But the job comes with conditions Marla will not know the exact location of the island, and she will have no contact with the outside world for the duration of her stay Once on the island, Marla quickly learns the billionaire lifestyle is not all it is made out to be The chief of security rules Meditrine with an iron fist His private police force patrols the shores night and day, and CCTV cameras watch the Lamplighters relentlessly Soon Marla will also discover first hand that the island hides a terrible secret She ll meet the resident known as the Skin Mechanic And she ll find out why so few Lamplighters ever leave the island alive.
    The Lamplighters Life on Meditrine Island is luxurious but brief Marla Neuborn has found the best post grad job in the world as a Lamplighter working on Meditrine Island an exclusive idyllic paradise owned and operat

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    1. Marla was down on her luck writing bad checks and avoiding her landlady Out of the blue, a once in a lifetime job offer comes her way and she accepts even though some of the rules seem to be a little extreme But, hey She s get to travel to a beautiful island and it s not like she has a better job lined up All she has to do is clean and use a house as if someone is living there and in a year she ll be paid handsomely No phones, T.V or communication are allowed There are some other rules that are [...]

    2. Again I was waffling between giving three and four stars to Frazer Lee s The Lamplighters Lee plays beautifully with a few of the old horror tropes, most particularly the one about a group of people trapped on an island or in a cave, or in an abandoned house miles from anywhere, etc along with an unknown monster or homicidal maniac, as the case may be Somehow, Lee manages to imbue these done to death situations and themes with a remarkable freshness and an overlay of originality The reader is un [...]

    3. Frazer Lee s debut novel, The Lamplighters , is a solid thriller that will keep most horror fans flipping pages to the end of the book The book, which was a Bram Stoker Award nominee for Best First Novel , is the story of a young Londoner s attempt to flee her past when given the opportunity to become a house sitter or Lamplighter on beautiful Meditrine Island Marla Neuborn sees the chance to leave her piling debts and lecherous neighbor behind to good to pass up, even as the little voice in her [...]

    4. The Lamplighters is the d but novel by Fraser Lee which is part of Samhain Publishing s new horror range Fraser s book was among the first wave of releases, which sees it sharing shelf space with the likes of Ramsay Campbell Ronald Malfi So how does Lamplighters stand up to these two giants of the genre Honestly it stands up very well The Lamplighters is a fast paced, tense and enjoyable read You can tell that Frazer Lee comes from a cinematic background The book reads like and is crying out for [...]

    5. Lee Frazer s debut novel is really good It fools you at first, allowing you to think it s a subdued kind of horror Mr Frazer introduces us to the characters, giving us a glimpse of terror every now and then, but keeps the narrative going with interest and interesting characters and has a setting anyone would want to experience Then he pulls up the veil and reveals what s really going on He pours on the horror, plunging the characters and the reader into pure terror and utter mayhem You ll never [...]

    6. I thought this was an interesting story, and that Frazer Lee has crafted something that seems deceptively simple at first, but grows complex as you read on This book will definitely appeal to fans of 80s horror, as it has some elements of a throwback to some of the plot elements Samhain continues to release good horror novels, and Lamplighters is no exception It also has a unique concept, and does seem like it could be made into an interesting film, as well DarkEva

    7. Lately I have been on a huge Samhain Horror kick and it seems like all the books I have been sent for review and books I have read on my own have been through this publisher I first started reading Samhain Horror through Hunter Shea s work and ever since then I have been exposed to a ton of excellent authors Frazer Lee is a name that has continuously popped up and I have been hearing a lot about his debut The Lamplighters, which was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award in the Superior Achievement [...]

    8. The Consortium is a corporation comprised of an exclusive group of billionaires owning a private island named Meditrine, which is somewhere in the Mediterranean The only way to get onto the island is through special invitation from The Consortium, Inc and Marla Neuborn receives one Marla is living if you could call it that in London, England She is broke, out of work and has just been evicted from her apartment She receives a notice from The Consortium that she has been specially selected to int [...]

    9. The job seems too good to be true Live on a secluded island for a year, maintain swanky, millionaire mansionsd get paid for it For Marla Neuborn, a former nanny fallen down hard on her luck, with no prospects left, the job is a godsend Especially the way the offer just pops into her email inbox one day.All she has to do is cook, clean, tend to the mansions, turn on the lights, and pretend that someone is home Be a lamplighter, to ward away potential burglars and vandals Not only is it the perfec [...]

    10. Marla Neuborn s life is a mess No money, no job, soon to be homeless so when she is offered what amounts to a new start, she jumps at the chance, driven as much as drawn to the opportunity of a job on Meditrine Island It s a long way away, isolated, she ll be out of touch with the world for a year but so what She has no one to miss and no one who will miss her.Once there, the seemingly easy and idyllic lifestyle as a Lamplighter someone who keeps the houses of wealthy owners clean and tidy, runs [...]

    11. A good horror story I like the concept, this idea of a strange island with unknown secrets and lost, unconnected people working as lamplighters There are a lot of good, tense moments at play throughout the story, even thought there isn t a lot there that you haven t seen before in other horror novels That being said, they don t feel stale I like to say that horror is about transgressing against the rules of the story world There is a lot of that here That being said, while rules don t apply to h [...]

    12. The Lamplighters, by Frazer Lee is the third book by Samhain Publishing that I have read and so far it is my favorite Lee takes the reader into a unique landscape and story line As I have said in other reviews, in the world of modern horror it is difficult to take a new twist or find an environment that has not been explored, but Lee pulls it off with this novel.The story hinges around Marla Marla is a down and out young woman living in London Her life is crashing to the point where she will do [...]

    13. If the job sounds too good to be true, it probably is We all know this, but when poor Marla is down on her luck, she can t resist the offer of a well paying housekeeping job in a Mediterranean island So what if she can t know where the island is located, or have any contact with the outside world for the duration of her stay Drugs, alcohol, television, and reading are all strictly forbidden the no books piece would turn me off, no matter how good the deal was Needless to say, this is a horror no [...]

    14. Review THE LAMPLIGHTERS by Frazer LeeIt s books like this that make be so happy to be an armchair traveler, and never in contact with the less than 1% of global wealth What happens on this island Meditrine should never happen to anyone Imagine a claque of monstrously wealthy, unimaginably powerful, individuals, a combine or cartel as it were, devoted solely to satisfying their own unearthly desires and extending their longevity Then add a skeleton crew of young persons, all healthy, friendless, [...]

    15. This was one of those books that was perfectly entertaining without being particularly great It was perfectly adequate in most respects, the plotting, the pacing, the writing was all very serviceable without being a stand out in any way Most of the characters were as dispensable as their fictional counterparts Maybe likable characters would result in the reader invested in what happens Some genuine creepiness toward the end Basic logiccept jobs that sound unreal, if traveling, tell someone whe [...]

    16. A good page turning horror evoking the cinema of Dario Argento, Clive Barker, Wes Craven and Brian Yuzna Down and out Marla Neuborn is offered a care taking job as a Lamplighter on an isolated and security ridden island As the gruesome deaths and disappearances along with dead mutilated animals start piling up, Marla is to learn in the worst possible fashion the secret of Meditrine Island, its spoiled and sinister Consortium Inc owners and the resident monster and surgical psycho genius the Skin [...]

    17. Marla got a job as a lamplighter on a secluded island where she would clean huge mansions and make believe someone lived in them She met other lamplighters who figured out they would never leave the island The skin collector preyed on those he came across and the owners of the houses worshipped him He figured out a way to give them eternal youth by experimenting over the decades Alas, poor Marla was strung up like a veil for these people to step through and absorb some of her identity till she d [...]

    18. In The Lamplighters, Frazer Lee writes a great story of, If it feels too good to be true, it probably is.Marla Nueborn takes a job on a remote island.It seem like paradise, but things begin to feel strange, with the island and with the people she meets.Lee does an excellent job of pulling us into the story without telegraphing the outcome.The Lamplighters has good characters and a well told story with a great climax.

    19. Loved the beginning and the middle and most of the ending and then just read it all out and thought that it was a bit squandered The book could have been just as good without the fantasy alchemy episodes in the end It all read like something from a film, which is a good thing, but I never got the resolve I wanted Guess I am picky today.Still a good horror that kept me curled up in bad a day and a night reading.

    20. Lee s first novel shows much potential The book had a creepy, mysterious vibe for most of its duration I wasn t thrilled with the climax and conclusion There were some pointless scenes and things that didn t quite click Still, this a good read and an incredibly gross one as well Check it out if you like horror.

    21. I really enjoyed this book until about 80% and then to be frank it went weird, it s a shame because it s so well written but the end idea was so well out there it left me feeling a bitke weirded out, rated 3 1 2

    22. A gritty, truly scary tale about a down n out girl on an mysterious island where something really bad is going on in the shadows Book gets quite gory toward the end, so if you re squeamish be warned.

    23. The Lamplighters is the first book of Frazer Lee s that I ve read, and on balance there was enough to make me think it might be worth reading another The setting was great, down at heel girl is offered the job of a lifetime on an island paradise that turns out to be creepy, to say the least.I enjoyed The Lamplighters for most of the journey It is made plain from the outset that something is not right on the island, and bit by bit is revealed as we approach the climax There is an eclectic bunch [...]

    24. I really liked how this book introduces the main character, as well as the island, where the story takes place.The pace, although sometimes perhaps a bit too long winded, is fairly good Suspense is everpresent, keeping the reader s curiosity in check.Unfortunately, a lot of questions remain unanswered, while the last couple of chapters become extremely surreal While this is atractive for many readers, I feel that this device has been used so many times in the past that nowadays it is a tad overu [...]

    25. It took me forever to read this book I am not really sure why actually, but it took a really long time The book started out OK, nothing spectacular but it was interesting enough that I thought I would be able to just fly through it and move on the next book, but that did not happen There were things that really peeked my interest but was never fully resolved in the story I feel like so much of the story or at least the background was just missing I read on I guess looking for unanswered question [...]

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