Monday, August 27, 2012


Boats. John Banville continues his mystery series written under the pseudonym Benjamin Black with a new novel titled, Vengeance. Protagonist Garrett Quirke seemed less gloomy in this novel than in the prior ones, although the atmospherics of 1950s Dublin add plenty of darkness to this novel. Key plot action takes place on boats in this novel, and Banville’s writing skill carries readers through a moderately-paced novel, packed with great dialogue. He develops characters with skill exposing many layers of complexity, both for new characters, and those reprised from previous novels. Fans of great writing who also like a good mystery are those most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended) Click here to purchase Vengeance from

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