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Ancient Light by John Banville
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Aug 07, 2012

it was ok
Read from September 20 to 30, 2012

Is there any difference between memory and invention? goes the blurb on the back of the book. I don't think the author bothered with any differences if there is any. I found his many memories when recollected very hazy & confusing & if he had any loose ends in the story line he easily fixed it with the excuse of his poor memory recollection & the possibility that we all just invent our memories anyway(which maybe actually true). A nice & easy way out of a messy storyline I felt. Still there were moments of brilliance & some really well written passages. I'm not much of a fan of looking into the past & reminiscing about what might have been with past lovers, so the storyline was not all to my liking, but if you are into that, read away.

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