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Banville's books are always meticulously crafted. This one is from inside the mind of a completely unsympathetic character who murders a woman at random. Read morePublished 15 days ago by SW
an extraordinarily well written novel that takes into the heart of darkness of a man with no emotional connection to humanity.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Foremost I liked the elegant prose, quite a lot of ancient words but interesting and well embedded in the story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Angela G
There are a lot of details, but all in all the story seems to be narcissistic and pointless.
Having said that, it did keep my interest which merits two stars.
A dynamic explosion of tough opinion and exaggerated story-telling. A fantastic read that keeps you guessing, but you can't help but like it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nicholas Rega
Inteligent insights into a sociopath's mind, written gracefully and with great pace. I was amused, bemused and a little bit unsettled when at times I empathized with Freddie... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Maria Laura
Narrative style is interesting. Author tells tale. Well written; trifle long winded and dread I say boring at times. If you persist you will enjoy it in the long runPublished 6 months ago by md
Just interesting enough to hold my attention to the end. Ultimately, however, I did not care for the character or his plight. Writer and character both a little too self indulgent. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dennis Hill