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The Sea by John Banville
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Jul 11, 2007

did not like it
Recommended for: John Banville's Mother

What in the hell just happened. Did I really trudge through all that overly-wrought prose only to curse Banville for producing the hint of redemption in the end of this thesaurus-spawn mud puddle? Thank you Booker Prize for yet another quality laugh. Here's a quality quote for those in doubt:

"seeming not to walk but bounce, rather, awkward as a half-inflated barrage balloon buffeted by successive breath-robbing blows out of the past."

You've got to be kidding me John: here here I say to b'alliteration. Here here to absolute bullshit.

Or how about "Deedle Deedle This World..."

If some scholarly genius can tell me what this offal means I'd be in your debt.

Once again the Booker Prize anoints a gangrenous heel their stain of approval.
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Bryan Rogers It was fun looking up words that don't exist. I would end up googling the word and finding some ones blog complaining about this book!

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