John Banville

The Sea

Added on September 15, 2014

The Sea John Banville Picador, London, 2005 The Sea is my favourite of John Banville’s many novels. After getting the shortlist down to just two novels, Banville’s The Sea won the 2005 Booker Prize against Kazuo Ishiguru’s Never Let Me Go. The only other time Banville made it to the Booker Prize shortlist was for [...]

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Shroud

Added on June 18, 2010

Shroud John Banville Alfred A. Knopf, U.S.A. 2002 John Banville has been quoted as saying that he is “trying to blend poetry and fiction into some new form”. His writing does have a lyrical quality to it. He can be very self-deprecative about his work, too, going as far as to say that he loathes [...]

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