John Banville
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Reviews // 4 Articles

The Best Fiction of 2010
24 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

Tucked into this wide-ranging list of comics collections, retro-inspired literature and cross-overs, are glimmers of something sweet, something to temper the usual Literary Drearies we all love and appreciate. And that’s just the way it should be.


First Love, 50 Years Later: John Banville's 'Ancient Light'
27 Sep 2012 // 5:12 PM

The intimacy of sex collides with the distance of autonomy.

'Vengeance' Is Fifth in the Quirke Mysteries Series, and Its Quirky, All Right
26 Aug 2012 // 5:05 PM

"You don't put a bullet in your heart unless there's something seriously the matter." This acerbic tone sharpens the book in typically Irish fashion, as backbiting shoves into indirection and caroms off of bluntness.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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