The Sea, The Sea - Iris Murdoch


It might be too long, it might be too stodgy, it definitely could have done with some editorial pruning, but it's a relief to read such a complex and fascinating novel that leaves me itching to write an analytical essay about it - quite a feat. The central character is cleverly drawn, and as he descends into arrogant self-delusion, this initially plotless novel becomes a page-turner, full of suspense and humour. Once accessed, it's far more accessible than I'd expected.

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