Book review: The Black-eyed Blonde by John Banville/Benjamin Black

This should so have been a great find. A new “Philip Marlowe” novel written by John Banville, writing as Benjamin Black. Raymond Chandler is one of my favourite novelist (looking back, I see I put him at number 5 in my top ten, which is there or thereabouts), and John Banville is a Booker prizeContinue reading “Book review: The Black-eyed Blonde by John Banville/Benjamin Black”

Book review: The Sea – John Banville

  Read in a Picador 2006 edition. Winner of the 2005 Booker prize. A generic Booker prize winner is emerging from my reading of recent weeks. The short novel is narrated by an older character looking back on a formative incident from their youth – an incident that is not revealed until well into theContinue reading “Book review: The Sea – John Banville”