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The Untouchable

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  • Posted April 8, 2013

    Disappointed

    I had heard so much about the wonderfulness of John Banville and could not wait to dig into this book for my April book group discussion. It was a slog in the beginnning and didn't get much better. I will admit that I kept reading because I wanted to see what happened. It is touted as being about the Cambridge spies during the war. Really it was about one man's life and how he finally gave into his homosexuallity and the life of men during that period. It was more like Brideshead Revisited, lots of drinking and unfathomable relationships. (Meaning how could they stand one another.) The women were not more admirable. There were some moving sections, especially about Victor's own family. It is extremely well written but don't let the good reviewers kid you. There is nothing humorous about this. Perhaps a few witty observations but the story is grim. So sad, really.

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