Monday, 22 September 2014

THE SEA – John Banville, 2005

I bought a copy for my Dad as he had heard a good review of it on the radio and one for myself at the same time. This is not an easy read, though. It is the harrowing account of a man coming to terms with old age and deaths recent and long ago
It is another of those books which captures a moment in time, a perfect summer and one which, as usual, comes to a tragic end.
But there are twists here, too. The characters of Rose the governess and Myles the silent twin are perfectly placed to take us in the wrong direction.

This book is about drowning, both real and metaphorical.

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