Is there any difference between memory and invention? That is the question that fuels this stunning novel, written with the depth of character, the clarifying lyricism, and the heart-wrenching humor that have marked all of John Banville's extraordinary works. And it is the question that haunts Alexander Cleave as he plumbs the memories of his first - and perhaps only - love (he, just 15, the woman more than twice his age, the mother of his best friend; the situation impossible, thrilling, devouring, and finally devastating).
"Banville at his best"
The Cave and the Light reveals how two Greek philosophers became the twin fountainheads of Western culture, and how their rivalry gave Western civilization its unique dynamism down to the present.
"This is a great book"
"A New Discovery Sheds Light on Ancient Egypt's Most Successful Female Pharaoh" is from the April 23, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elahe Izadi and narrated by Jill Melancon.
The Lost Waves of Time (TLWOT) is one of those truly unique books that can alter your world-view. Unlike anything you have read before, it reveals an amazing history of ancient cultures, where music was wielded as a secret weapon. It details how masters and leaders across the ages utilized sound energy in the form of exquisitely precise music. The ultimate achievement of this secret was the ancients' ability to shape their people and as a result control the entire culture via their culture's signature music.