Black and Blue


Early reviews of “The Blue Guitar” indicate that Banville will once again bring readers into a story of memory and regret narrated by a narcissistic but self-loathing and highly unreliable narrator.

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Baffled in Toyland: A Noddy Adventure, as told by John Banville


Big Ears sat on a chair outside his toadstool, slumped and exhausted like an enormous, docile creature, a mastodon, say, after its rut, baffled at itself. Noddy looked at his friend, at the frothy beard and russet cheeks and drinker’s nose. He looked for all the world like a portrait by a minor Dutch painter

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