The white May blossom swooned slowly into the open mouth of the grave.
The past beats inside me like a second heart.John Banville
Ian McEwan is a very good writer; the first half of Atonement alone would ensure him a lasting place in English letters.John Banville
Saramago is ... interesting, but I don't think I would put it higher than that ... [he] ventures too far into the realm of 'magic realism' for my taste. Reality itself is magical enough without inventing whimsicalities.John Banville
If they give me the bloody prize, why can't they say nice things about me?John Banville