The Book of Evidence PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Book of Evidence free pdf Freddie Montgomery has committed two crimes. He stole a small Dutch master from a wealthy family friend, and he murdered a chambermaid who caught him in the act. He has little to say about the dead girl. He killed her, he says, because he was physically capable of doing so. It made perfect sense to smash her head in with a hammer. What he cannot understand, and would desperately like to know, is why he was so moved by an unattributed portrait of a middle-aged woman that he felt compelled to steal it ...'Banville has excelled himself in a flawlessly flowing prose whose lyricism, patrician irony and aching sense of loss are reminiscent of Lolita' Observer 'The Book of Evidence is a major work of fiction in which every suave moment calmly detonates to show the murderous gleam within. Banville writes a dangerous and clear-running prose and has a grim gift of seeing people's souls' Don DeLillo 'One of the most important writers now at work in English -- a key thinker, in fact, in fiction' London Review of Books 'Remarkable...If all crime novels were like this one, there would no longer be the need for a genre' Ruth Rendell

About John Banville

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His first book, Long Lankin, was published in 1970. His other books are Nightspawn , Birchwood, Doctor Copernicus (which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1976), Kepler (which was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1981), The Newton Letter (which was filmed for Channel 4), Mefisto, Ghosts, Athena, The Untouchable, Eclipse, Shroud and The Sea. He has received a literary award from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Dublin.

Details Book

Author : John Banville
Publisher : Picador
Data Published : 04 September 1998
ISBN : 0330371878
EAN : 9780330371872
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Book of Evidence



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Running Blind   free pdfRunning Blind

    Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence. no wounds. no signs of struggle. and no clues to a motive. They are perfect crimes. In fact..


  • A Sleeping Life free pdfA Sleeping Life

    Ruth Rendell's timeless Wexford novels continue to intrigue. enthral and surprise readers time and time again. On a sultry August evening. the bloody body of a middle-aged woman is discovered beneath a hedge by a small boy..


  • Visions of Alterity free pdfVisions of Alterity

    Visions of Alterity: Representation in the Works of John Banville offers detailed and original readings of the work of the Irish author John Banville. one of the foremost figures in contemporary European literature..


  • Family Portrait free pdfFamily Portrait

    ""Family Portrait" doesn't just rewrite the history of the prose poem in America--it sets the record straight. Murphy's scholarly introduction sets the stage for a book that traces the history of American prose poetry from 1900-1950..


  • New Woman Fiction 1881-1899 free pdfNew Woman Fiction 1881-1899

    The novels in this collection include one by a fierce opponent to the New Woman movement. as well as two from women whose work can be seen as archetypal New Woman fiction..


  • The Book of Evidence free pdfThe Book of Evidence

    . Freddie Montgomery has committed two crimes. He stole a small Dutch master from a wealthy family friend, and he murdered a chambermaid who caught him in the act. He has little to say about the dead