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The Infinities by John Banville
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Jul 31, 2011

I agree with two other reviewers--this is a curous book, and it probably bears a second read--perhaps after reading the original story. The writing is impeccable, so the fact that the story seems overtly odd at times and at best is unusual is easier to tolerate when the writing kind of transports you along. This is an author who is a non-linear thinker, and so it is on occasion hard to follow him---this book is one of those times--so it seems quite mundane and then suddenly Zeus is having sex with Adam's wife--and she seems pretty oblivious to it and he is trying to tell her that this is something she ought to remember as special (she thinks it is her husband and therefore the declaration carries it's own baggage :-) All told, this is a quick read, it is enjoyable, it may be flawed but it is worth the time it takes to read it, and the author is one to keep track of.

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