Book review: The Sea, by John Banville

“Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2005” I wouldn’t give him any prize for this depressing book. It was certainly skillful, and the language impressive. Good vocabulary exercise, for example… leporine proscenium declivities of my shoulders concave integument below his breast-bone an interior succubus a clear ichor glinted pharaonic nostrils [I can guess this one]