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ISBN: 0330483293 / ISBN-13: 9780330483292

The Sea

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Max Morden has reached a crossroads in his life, and is trying hard to deal with several disturbing things. A recent loss is still taking its toll on ... Show synopsis

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  • The Sea (Picador USA) – Trade paperback (2006)
    by John Banville

    The Sea

    Trade paperback, Picador USA
    2006
    English
    200 pages

    ISBN: 0330483293
    ISBN-13: 9780330483292

    'A masterly study of grief, memory and love recollected' - Professor John Sutherland, Chair of Judges, Man Booker Prize 2005. 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 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 ... Show more

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Reviews of The Sea

Overall customer rating: 4.000
jmarrapodi

Very masculine coming of age story

by jmarrapodi on Aug 22, 2009

I hated this book and actually threw it away before finishing it. It's the story of a man dealing with the grief process who returns to the summer vacation spot of his childhood. He went through his adolescence here and the book explores his thinking. As young men are wanton to be, it tended to be very sexualized, and I didn't like that at all. Perhaps that is my view as a woman, perhaps it is as an Evangelical Christian. In any event, I really didn't like it at all. Perhaps a man would have a different experience with the story.

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screwdskull

Enjoyable read

by screwdskull on Mar 7, 2008

This is such a beautifully written book, that I felt the urge to read it out loud. It is simply poetry in prose form. Banville is as renowned for his prose as for his poetry and in this book there has been a successful conversion of the two. Each word so carefully chosen and such an economy of phrasing. The story itself is very touching and definitely left me feeling for the characters I only briefly got to know.

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napman45

A must read

by napman45 on Apr 3, 2007

If you are looking to read a beautifully written, challenging, stimulating ffictional story I can not recommend a book more highly. A personal tale with a twist. I would retire and read for the rest of my life if every book was a captivating as The Sea.

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