Banville explores in this novel the complex interaction between what we present to the world as our true self and what really lies beneath that public surface. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Guy McLain
Could not finish...story unlikely...left me cold and somewhat disgusted.Published 10 months ago by Sheri N. Miller
I am a big fan of John Banville. I love his writing style, his prose, the depth of his characters. His books are always challenging but worth the effort. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mark F. Noble
A beautiful, beautiful writer-----the twists and turns move slowly along on language that stimulates the mind's ear and the mind's eye.
His work is always a feast.
John Banville's impressive, beautifully wrought novel concerns the nature of identity--or rather the non-identity of identity as the case may be. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Steiner
John Banville is a favourite writer of mine and I believe he has the ability to describe feelings and scenes better than anyone alive today. Read morePublished 22 months ago by nigel barnard
Terrific style, occasionally over-written and main character not 100% believable. Didn't like it as much as Banville's Ecclipse but looking forward to the last novel in the... Read morePublished 24 months ago by B. E. K. D.
Really well developed characters, great story line, but a hard book to read because the protagonist is such an a**hole.Published on May 1, 2013 by P Pompadukr
Early in the book, Banville employs a literary device/trick/sleight of hand common in modern literature (or at least in the books I am reading) Through the veiled confession of... Read morePublished on August 16, 2011 by PuroShaggy