TLP on Christine Falls

The Little Professor discusses Banville’s most recent novel, Christine Falls, here. She contrasts Quirke’s uncertainty regarding whether he should act and how with the apparent ease of the villains:

In fact, the villains are defined by their full confidence in their own actions–not for them Quirke’s near-total passivity (that one crucial action aside). And yet, in this novel, if passivity allows evil to persist, action itself is associated with evil-doing. Hence the significance of that quotation about sin: this is not a novel in which justice comes untainted.

I wrote about Christine Falls here and here.

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