The Sea

by John Banville | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0330483293 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Giz-angel of Greenwich, Greater London United Kingdom on 1/1/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by Giz-angel from Greenwich, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, January 01, 2007
got this for Christmas

This title is the winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize. When art historian Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma. The Grace family had appeared there, in that long-ago summer, as if from another world. Mr. and Mrs. Grace, with their worldly ease and candour, were unlike any adults he had met before. But it was his contemporaries, the Grace twins, Myles and Chloe, who most fascinated Max. He grew to know them intricately, even intimately, and what ensued would haunt him for the rest of his years and shape everything that was to follow. Praise for "The Sea": 'With his fastidious wit and exquisite style, John Banville is the heir to Nabokov. "The Sea" [is] his best novel so far ...Banville's prose is sublime' - "Daily Telegraph". 'This is a novel in which all Banville's remarkable gifts come together to produce a real work of art, disquieting, disturbing, beautiful, intelligent, and in the end, surprisingly, offering consolation' - Allan Massie, "Scotsman". '"The Sea" is a beautiful novel, challenging and richly rewarding ... It is a comfort to know that we have a lord of language among us' - Gerry Dukes, "Irish Independent".

Journal Entry 2 by Giz-angel from Greenwich, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, March 28, 2008
Well I sort of enjoyed this - it was beautifully written and thought out, and graceful. But it sort of left me a little...cold.

Anyway it's off to live with Aceofhearts now from the March YBS. Ace when are we going to fix up the tube? LOL

Journal Entry 3 by Giz-angel at post office in By Post, a postal release -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, March 29, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (3/29/2008 UTC) at post office in By Post, a postal release -- Controlled Releases



Off to Ace :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, May 04, 2008
received while I was on vacation. Thanks for the postcard. Wish we could have come to the UK also

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, June 04, 2014
My mom, AceofHearts, passed away from breast cancer on September 17, 2013. Aside from being one of the best people I know, she was an avid reader and took immense pleasure in Bookcrossing, her book club, and reading many great books. Unfortunately she didn't get around to reading this book.

We had similar tastes in books and would share them whenever we read something we enjoyed. This book sounds interesting so I'm going to keep it to read.

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 29, 2018
I couldn't get in to this. I haven't had much luck with Man Booker Prize winners in the past. They seem to be all about language rather than story. This one was no different. The author was more interested in how he was saying things than actually saying them. After about 20 pages I gave up.

Journal Entry 7 by HoserLauren at Little Free Library in Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 13, 2018

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Leaving in the little free library on Newell.

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