5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Ceaselessly, introspective narrative.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Eclipse (Paperback)
John Banville has written a humane and beautiful story in "Eclipse." This story tells the tragic tale of a man, intelligent, preposterous and vulnerable, who in attempting to bring the performance to a close finds himself traveling inevitable towards a devastating denouncement.
Alexander Cleave, actor, has left his career and his family behind and banished himself to his childhood home. He wants to retire from life, but finds this impossible in a house brimming with presence's, some ghostly, some undeniable human. Memories, anxiety for the future and more particularly for his beloved but troubled daughter, all conspire to distract him from his dreamed retirement.
This is a beautiful, melancholy ghost story, which will captivate every discerning reader.