The Book of Evidence

The Book of Evidence

Book - 1989
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Baker & Taylor
Freddie Montgomery, a thirty-eight-year-old one-time scientist, returns to his native Ireland to reclaim a seventeenth-century Dutch school painting which he believes to be part of his patrimony, committing a ghastly murder along the way

Publisher: New York : Scribner's, 1989
ISBN: 9780684191805
0684191806
Branch Call Number: Fiction BANVILLE J
Characteristics: 219 pages ; 22 cm

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eusebius
Mar 09, 2020

Banville employs the first person here, which leads to a crushing lack of objectivity as we follow the mental processes of the egomaniacal Freddie. There's hardly any speech from the secondary characters that would help us to get our bearings, and an emotional blandness in the hero's accounts of what went wrong in his life. Admirers of fine writing will enjoy the prose on display here.

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empbee
Mar 22, 2015

Excellent book, not an easy read. Each sentence is a marvel.

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uncommonreader
Aug 02, 2012

Dated.

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