Book :: The Sea, the Sea

The Sea, the Sea
By: Iris Murdoch
Pages: 495
Published: 1978
Genre(s): England
Literary Fiction
Award(s): Man Booker Prize (1985)
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When Charles Arrowby retires from his glittering career in the London theatre, he buys a remote house on the rocks by the sea. He hopes to escape from his tumultuous love affairs but unexpectedly bumps into his childhood sweetheart and sets his heart on destroying her marriage. His equilibrium is further disturbed when his friends all decide to come and keep him company and Charles finds his...

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I know this was great, and in parts it was mesmerizing....but I did not love it. Maybe too dark? Maybe too icky?

Feb 19th, 2018

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