The Book of Evidence

The Book of Evidence

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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, The Book of Evidence by John Banville is a gripping portrait of a cold, deceptive killer; an unreliable narrator with a dark story to tell.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 . . .
Publisher: London : Picador, 1998.
Copyright Date: ©1989
ISBN: 9780330371872
0330371878
Branch Call Number: BAN
Characteristics: 219 pages

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empbee
Mar 22, 2015

Excellent book, not an easy read. Each sentence is a marvel.

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uncommonreader
Aug 02, 2012

Dated.

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