From Library Journal
-?Barbara Hoffert, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I read this book a few years ago and it has really stayed with me. It reminds me of The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, which won the Man Booker Prize. Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. Maxwell
Banville can write. That is a given. That said, this is my favorite book of his to date. The narrator and protagonist is an engaging fellow who pulls you in and holds you. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sam Hamilton
A mixture of factual,information and fiction. A lengthy but a good readPublished 6 months ago by Prof. John Kelly
I have always been curious about the young Cambridge men, during World War II, who became
Russian spies. Read more
Banville is a wordsmith of first rank, his sentences thoroughly crafted. This is so especially when he is writing - as he seems to do - through the eyes of a painter, or art... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ian
Great fictionalization of the Fifth Man. Mr. Banville tries to give us insight into the psychology of the British traitors who formed a ring at Cambridge in the 1930s and suceeds... Read morePublished 20 months ago by John L. Warden
3 stars for a good read, if you have a taste for the maudlin. Which I do not, but many do. I recommend this to the many.