John Banville


the book of evidence is written with amazing detail. At times you begin to wonder if Banville had committed the crime as the world he creates is so real, as are the emotions of Freddie. For me the most interesting aspect of the novel was the suggestion that through art there is a sense of morality. With imagination Freddie was able to empathise, without it he murded. It is thus when he realizes this that he is able to identify his crime as not stealing a painting or murdering a girl, but not letting her live in his own mind the way he did with the images in a painting.

>>By brendan   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)

What function do the circus episodes and references play in parts IV and V of Banville's "Eclipse"?

>>By Meg   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)

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