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The Book of Evidence (Vintage International)
The Book of Evidence - Vintage International
Author: John Banville
John Banville’s stunning powers of mimicry are brilliantly on display in this engrossing novel, the darkly compelling confession of an improbable murderer. — Freddie Montgomery is a highly cultured man, a husband and father living the life of a dissolute exile on a Mediterranean island. When a debt comes due and his wife and child are held ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375725234
ISBN-10: 0375725237
Publication Date: 6/12/2001
Pages: 224
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Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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I didn't care for the first several pages, but I'm glad I gave it a chance. This third person narrative lets us into the mind of a murderer, who for the most part shows no remorse and rationalizes every one of his criminal acts. His egocentricity fits the profile of a psychopath. The reader's understanding of the chain of events and their necessity is disturbing, as is the humor found in some of the situations. (My favorite is the description of his mother's shoes peeping out from under a cabinet.)
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Good little Irish confessional from the killer's POV>


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