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Christine Falls: A Novel (Quirke) Paperback – January 22, 2008
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His vision of humanity is not improved when he goes to his office unexpectedly one evening and finds his brother-in-law, famed obstetrician Malachy Griffin, altering documents regarding the death of a young woman, Christine Falls. Quirke's autopsy of Christine shows, not surprisingly, that she has died in childbirth, a "fallen woman" in the eyes of the church. The nature of Christine's sin, however, does not begin to compare to the sins that Quirke uncovers during his investigation of her death and the fate of her child.
John Banville (Black) has always been at least as interested in character as plot, and this novel is no exception. Quirke lived in an orphanage before being unofficially adopted by Judge Garrett Griffin, father of Dr. Malachy Griffin, who is obviously involved in the case.Read more ›
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Banville by whatever name he uses is a great writer and in this genre that is very refreshing. Keen to read the next one.Published 17 hours ago by Reading Roo
Psychologically complex. Chief protagonist has an abusive background so his interactions with others allow for this. Read morePublished 29 days ago by d. V. Edwards m. d.
I loved this dark, rich mystery, although by the end I was put off by some things. The luscious writing finally got to be too much. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Deuxchatsnoirs
Not as impressed as I wanted to be. The author has a style that constantly overdescribes things. I love a good metaphor, but they are constant and I found it annoying. Read morePublished 2 months ago by StargirlGA
Filled with the dark angst of Ireland, this novel was lyrical, brooding, with shards of acerbic humor. A start to a series I am greatly looking forward to reading.Published 5 months ago by Red
LOVE the Quirke novels. The kind you can re-read again and again cuz you get cravings for them.Published 6 months ago by SubBear