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I agree with "A Customer"'s review of Dec 2000. I found this pretty unreadable, which was a big disappoinment given how much I had enjoyed Copernicus. The style was very mannered and the pace too slow, and the voice of Banville which constantly intruded into the narrative was annoyingly smug.
I fear, from the evidence of this novel and a couple of interviews I've read, that money and success have gone to the author's head a la Jeanette Winterson; a flop or two may be needed to bring him back to earth.
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Initial post: 31 Jan 2010 22:41:30 GMT
Eileen Shaw says:
Couldn't agree more. Banville is dull to the point where one wants to smack him. Jeanette Winterson is so up herself she's turning inside out.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2010 19:52:31 GMT
Humpty Dumpty says:
Yes, E! Mind you, JW has it in her to do well if she can force herself to descend back to the Land of Mere Mortals from Planet Upperself. I once saw here give a first-rate interview on Newsnight Review.
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