The Sea

by | Publisher: Vintage
Average vote of 492
| 8 total contributions of which 6 reviews , 2 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
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 ...Continua
Laura N
Wrote 4/3/13
What a magnificent book, I am glad my library has one copy of this unforgettable book. This is the story of Max Morden who, while he is mourning the loss of his wife, remembers his childhood in a seaside town. These flashbacks don't many any breaks i...Continua
[3.5 stars] I’m a bit disappointed when reading this Booker-winning novel. The narrator murmurs throughout the whole novel about his past, on the target of his childhood sexual fantasy, on his daughter who, alas, isn’t quite beautiful though smart, a...Continua
Wrote 8/14/08

Following a recommendation of a person who has a particular good taste for good literature. A very good surprise, intensely poetic.

Wrote 5/17/07

A very eloquent prose although not my favourite booker prize winner.

Wrote 4/14/07
A man who suffere from cancer murmuring all the way when he goes back to his childhood place

Davide Scafidi
Wrote Dec 30, 2017, 16:24
Durante l'infanzia la felicità era diversa. Allora era soprattutto una semplice questione di accumulazione, di afferrare cose- nuove esperienze, nuove emozioni- e applicarle come tante piastrelle lucide a quello che un giorno sarebbe diventato il pad...Continua
Davide Scafidi
Wrote Dec 30, 2017, 16:24
Quando scrutavo, pieno di desiderio, tra le nebbie dell' allora fin troppo reale, verso il presente beatamente immaginato, come ho già detto, potevo vedere il mio io futuro proprio così com'è: un uomo di interessi tranquilli e poca ambizione, seduto...Continua

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