10 thoughts on “Ghosts (The Freddie Montgomery Trilogy #2)

  1. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    Everything in this world resembles something else so Ghosts vaguely echoesThe Tempestby William Shakespeare And the island is something between Aeaea Circe s home isle, and the Land of Nod the place of Cain s exile.Extraordinary the look of things at dusk then, it might have been another planet, with that pale vault of sky, those crouched and hesitant, dreamy distances I wandered about the house, going


  2. Asghar Abbas Asghar Abbas says:

    Some people are ghosts, even when they are alive This is what makes this a horror story people When it is the usual stream of consciousness fare that it is Who writesbeautiful prose than Banville Absolutely no o...


  3. David David says:

    here is the thing about banville about the perfection of his prose you can be 38 pages into this book and read I too was eager already for change, for disorder, for the mess and confusion that people make of thingsCompany, that was what we wanted, the brute warmth of the presence of others to tell us we were alive after all, despite appearances and you will close the book and run your hand over the cover and sta


  4. ☕Laura ☕Laura says:

    Ratings 1 to 5 Writing 4Plot 2Characters 2Emotional impact 2Overall rating 2.5NotesFavorite character s Favorite quotes the wind of something that was almost happiness wafted through them all p.7 He had a disjointed, improvised air, as if he had been put together in haste from disparate bits and pieces of other people p.12 fear always holds at its throbbing centre that little, thin, unquenchable flame of pleasure p.1


  5. Lyn Lyn says:

    Confusingly, This guy gets a lot of grief on here for being pretentious But, to me it is an authentic pretentiousness, like art is Very unlike David Foster Wallace who tries to sound cooler than you or Michael Chabon who tries to sound smarter and who prolly are


  6. Patrizia Patrizia says:

    L isola il mio elemento naturale, un mondo a s , in cui tutto acquista un valore diverso, forse per via dell acqua che fa da confine e da limite allo stesso tempo Anche la luce e il cielo ne sono condizionati, e di conseguenza il modo in cui vediamo gli oggetti e percepiamo il tempo.L isola di Banville un luogo aspro, quasi dimenticato, a cui si approda volontariamente per sfuggire al passato, cambiare vita, cancellare ricordi


  7. Sandra Sandra says:

    Un amico mi ha fatto notare un mio limite nello scrivere i commenti ai libri che leggo, consistente nel fatto che quando scrivo un commento positivo mi dilungo e sono prolissa, al contrario quando scrivo che un libro non mi piaciuto sono concisa, troppo breve.Ha ragione.Quando un libro mi piaciuto mi perdo nel commento quasi con volutt , come per prolungare il piacere che ho provato nella lettura quando non mi piaciuto sono sbrigat


  8. Hamish Hamish says:

    On some level I guess I get the complaint that Ghosts doesn t really have a plot and that it sets up a premise and then mostly ignores it, though I think that s missing the point For one, it seems pretty clear that most of the plot points will be picked up in the next book Athena , butimportantly it s a book that isn t really terribly concerned with plot anyway Like Nabokov s Glory or The Gift there I go comparing Banville to N again ,


  9. Bruce Bruce says:

    A very intriguing, beautifully written novel, but not what I ever thought I d like There s no plot, it s rambling, emotionally diffuse and self indulgentso why did I like it so well that I m going to start the sequel, Athena, immediately The wit, wrenching self exploration, and poetical expression of the narrator, Freddie Montgomery, are enormously affecting, both aesthetically and empathetically.In The Book of Evidence, Freddie committed mu


  10. Paolo Gianoglio Paolo Gianoglio says:

    Non capito Troppa nebbia, troppo non detto, niente storia non fa per me.


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