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Started 29/10/2010 08:16:20 by Nic. Topic has 3 reply(s).

Nic

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The Sea - John Banville
#1 Posted 29/10/2010 08:16:20
Sea

Sea
John Banville

A lot of reviews rave about it's "poetic" language, and it is beautiful, carefully crafted prose but I couldn't engage with the protagonist, and to me that's an important part of the enjoyment of a novel.

Of course, it was almost certainly intentional, as he is not intended to be a reliable narrator, but there are some unreliable narrators - step forward Moll Flanders as an example - who you can get to know, love and root for!

 

Hoof Hearted

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Re:The Sea - John Banville
#2 Posted 21/11/2010 09:45:06

I didn't like it either. Did not really care what happened so did not engage.

 

Hetty

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Re:The Sea - John Banville
#3 Posted 23/11/2010 09:15:59

A friend raved about this to me - would'nt say I didn't like it - but was disappointed.

 

JBD

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Re:The Sea - John Banville
#4 Posted 24/11/2010 23:56:50

Sorry Hetty, can't remember what thread it was where you mentioned Mrs Whatsit's house at Sutton Hoo being possibly open to public! Thanks for that! Byeeeee!