Sunday, September 23, 2012

2012 book 260

John Banville's Ancient Light
Banville is a great writer in terms of his prose, but I wasn't particularly interested in the story here: an older actor, dealing with the loss of his daughter and being cast in a kind-of-weird movie, reminisces on his sexual coming-of-age with his best friend's mother. There is literally not a plot I am less interested in reading than that one--it is a quintessential Man Book for Men. Still, like I said, the writing is beautiful, and there are some interesting points about memory. B.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released on October 2nd.

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