The Sea by John Banville.


This book, a Man Booker prize winner, is told in a most interesting
voice. The narrator was able to make me very intensely sad for reasons
that were not entirely clear and at the same time he speaks in a very
rationale unemotional voice. His great love for his wife was a contrast
to his distance from others — his daughter, in particular. It is a
lavishly descriptive book and evokes a distant youth, two things that
were successful and very appealing. He withheld information until the
end that changed everything, an unforgivable sin in my view.

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