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Lyrical, singing prose. Characters and experiences that tear at your very soul. Banville delves deeply into the mind of a genius.Published 26 days ago by discriminating reader
Sad, insightful, creepy, deeply moving and laugh out funny. A psychological portrait of a man torn in two by the implications of his discoveries.Published 1 month ago by Gerard Culhane
John Banville's biographical novel about one of history's most important astronomers is unusual in that it says very little about astronomy. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Steven Davis
So you're taught from a young age that, clearly, everything in creation must revolve around the good ol' Earth because not only are our eyes not lying in seeing how the sun doesn't... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael Battaglia
Banville is a great writer, but this one felt like an experiment in style. That's not a bad thing unless the reader is aware of it and then it takes away from the fun of the book.Published 10 months ago by Jon W. Florey
Written with style and complexity, little can compensate in story for the long period between Copernicus's first publication and his final paper. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Leslie Thomas
heavy going in parts but i will try one or two more of his works.
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Enjoyed this historical novel -- liked the somewhat unusual writing style. Only negative for me was the too-drawn-out ending of Dr. Copernicus on his deathbed.Published 19 months ago by Carol A.
This is a book of fiction. It did not give me a credible portrait of the man Copernicus. Many transitions of scene are rather abrupt and somehow do not seem to fit. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Wolfgang Aurbach