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John Banville
Birth date: 1945-12-08
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 1 year ago
1919: After surviving the Great War, Major Brendan Archer makes his way to Ireland, hoping to discover whether he is indeed betrothed to Angela Spencer, whose Anglo-Irish family owns the once-aptly-named Majestic Hotel in Kilnalough. But his fiancée is strangely altered and her family's fortunes hav...
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it 4 years ago
The blue guitar by John BanvilleOliver Ponn steals things and it's not about the item just that he can get away with it.His other passion was painting. Starts out with him being a kid of 8 or 9 and stealing a toy from a display at Christmas time.Also all about his parents and the woman he cheats wi...
Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it 4 years ago
audio book had a lovely rhythm to it, but it's one of those books that i'm going "i have no idea what this is about" the whole time.
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it 5 years ago
This was a difficult book for me. The language and writing are in many ways beautiful and enthralling, but the simple fact was that I could not find any reason at all to like the main character. The book is very depressing as it flashes back and forth between a man who has just lost his wife to ca...
Adriana Reads
Adriana Reads rated it 5 years ago
I can find no fault with the writing, but the story, while not really long, meandered too much and in the end, did not really have much of a point. I had to take breaks while reading this book, because I kept losing interest.Had the writing itself not been so strong, this would have been a 2 star b...
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