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The Sea, the Sea


Charles Arrowby, leading light of England's theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. He plans to write a memoir ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.667

Neurosis By The Sea

by fishken on Jun 19, 2014

One kind of crazy is the person who hammers away at the same failing effort, over and over. In this book, it is Charles Arrowby. His mind and his actions are what we, today, refer to as OCD. Ms. Murdoch has built the story around this dysfunction. The story makes sharp turns throughout, most unexpected, some awful and some ridiculous. How Murdoch had the patience to attack Arrowby's nuttiness from so many angles, I do not know. Maybe she was nutty, too. Read slowly. Have patience.

nicola r

Take some time out to read this book

by nicola r on Dec 20, 2010

This was an excellent old world read.It created discussion on many different levels at our book club!


A Classic!

by Zelmosabooklover on May 28, 2009

Iris Murdock is quite the story teller. She delves into her characters psyche with vigor. I felt like I really got to know her characters; the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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