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Eclipse by John Banville
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Mar 03, 2008

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bookshelves: read-in-2008
Recommended to S. by: michael m.
Recommended for: anyone who can read.
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Banville is such an excellent writer that I'm surprised how few people seem to have read him, or how few talk about him. His vocabulary is gorgeous, and I find myself not only writing down words I don't know but also writing down words I do know because he uses them so well. He is somewhat heartless with his readers; there's little consolation to be found, but I can dig that.
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Diana Higgins Oh, I've had these same thoughts about Banville, exactly! I feel like the only person who's ever heard of him! And I do the same thing with the words; I often find myself looking up words whose definitions I *know* but his usage of which was so unconventional that I was made unsure. I'm not very far into this book yet and am looking forward to delving in.

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