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The Sea - John Banville
The Sea
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In this luminous new novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, John Banville introduces us to Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child to cope with the recent loss of his wife. It is also a return... show more
In this luminous new novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, John Banville introduces us to Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child to cope with the recent loss of his wife. It is also a return to the place where he met the Graces, the well-heeled family with whom he experienced the strange suddenness of both love and death for the first time. What Max comes to understand about the past, and about its indelible effects on him, is at the center of this elegiac, gorgeously written novel — among the finest we have had from this masterful writer.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400097029 (1400097029)
ASIN: 1400097029
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 195
Edition language: English
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Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it
2.5 not sure what i think of it
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
3.0 Review of The Sea by John Banville
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
3.0 The Sea
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...
tuirgin
tuirgin rated it
4.0 The Sea
The Sea is a slim book. The final, single-sentence paragraph closes full stop on page 195. Slim, but not brief. Within its covers is an entire world, a world of one man’s memories of two deaths—one at the beginning of his life and the other in his old age. The book takes the form of a sort of memoir...
Bettie's Books
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4.0 The Sea by John Banville
bookshelves: tbr-busting-2014, spring-2014, booker-winner, britain-ireland, radio-4x, lit-richer, lifestyles-deathstyles, those-autumn-years Read from March 24, 2013 to April 11, 2014 Description: In this luminous new novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, John Banville in...
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