[books] The Sea Author John Banville – Andy-palmer.co.uk

The Sea In This Luminous New Novel About Love, Loss, And The Unpredictable Power Of Memory, John Banville Introduces Us To Max Morden, A Middle Aged Irishman Who Has Gone Back To The Seaside Town Where He Spent His Summer Holidays As A Child To Cope With The Recent Loss Of His Wife It Is Also A Return To The Place Where He Met The Graces, The Well Heeled Family With Whom He Experienced The Strange Suddenness Of Both Love And Death For The First Time What Max Comes To Understand About The Past, And About Its Indelible Effects On Him, Is At The Center Of This Elegiac, Gorgeously Written Novel Among The Finest We Have Had From This Masterful Writer



10 thoughts on “The Sea

  1. Trisha Trisha says:

    I think there s a big difference between literature and fiction, and this book is a perfect example as is obvious from the number of negative reviews posted on this website Some books can be read purely for their entertainment value We like reading them


  2. Cecily Cecily says:

    Ah, the sea especially the smell of the sea, a phrase as familiar as the idea that aromas have a visceral power to exhume memories we didn t know we had ever had and lost.Smells of all sorts permeate the pages of this book and waft up, creating a synaestheti


  3. Dolors Dolors says:

    And I, who timidly hate life, fear death with fascination Livro do desassossego, Fernando Pessoa Perhaps all of life is nothan a long preparation for the leaving of it proclaims Max Morten, narrator and main character of The Sea, after his wife Anna passes away v


  4. Robin Robin says:

    Nude in the Bath and Small Dog, Pierre Bonnard, 1941 46What has this luminous painting of a female bather to do with a book called The Sea , you might ask More than you might think Pierre Bonnard, a French Post Impressionist painter, often painted his wife Marthe He


  5. Lizzy Lizzy says:

    Night, and everything so quiet, as if there were no one, not even myself I cannot hear the sea, which on other nights rumbles and growls, now near grating, now afar and faint I do not want to be alone like this Why have you not come back to haunt me Is the least I would ha


  6. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a Booker Prize winner The language in this short novel is very, very rich, evocative and annoyingly, sent me to the dictionary far too many times for comfort Banville is just showing off, de


  7. Fabian Fabian says:

    I just have to say it it s all semiunremarkable until page 170 or so this book, like many in the modern canon, such as Amsterdam, another Booker winner, is short in that bittersweet sort of way perilously malingering, at 200 pages, between being almost a novel, but not quite a novel


  8. Vessey Vessey says:

    I wish to thank my wonderful friend Seemita, who is truly an amazing reviewer, for inspiring me to read this book The silence about me was heavy as the sea Silence It is a special kind of language The language of the dead, of those long gone, of the forgotten, the misunderstood, the hurt


  9. Agnieszka Agnieszka says:

    The past beats inside me like a second heart.Max Morden had met once gods They came in the guise of Grace family Father, noisy lecherous satyr Mother, oozing sensuality indolent goddess, will become his first erotic fascination And twins Chloe, very mature for her age, feisty girl with rathe


  10. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    A gentleman reflects on his life, especially his youth, after the death of his wife He returns to the formative landscape of his childhood, a modest seaside town and inn in Ireland It is also the site of the formative tragedy of his childhood In effect, we have a coming of age novel as reflected u


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