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Amsterdam - Ian McEwan
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099289579 (0099289571)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 178
Edition language: English
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Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it
3.5 Amsterdam
I love Ian McEwan's writing. Even those books that are very uncomfortable—say, The Cement Garden or On Chesil Beach—are just so well done. And Amsterdam is no exception. The character development of long-time friends Clive and Vernon is so strong. Clive the composer, with perfect pitch and a major...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
2.0 Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
I should've been able to finish this book faster since it's so short, but it's not such a page-turner to me. The novel offers some interesting ruminations on human cruelty, hypocrisy and selfishness, and the unexpected twists in the plot are really good. However, I couldn't really connect to the mai...
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for!
Reading this, I was reminded of P. F. Sloan’s song, Eve of Destruction, for that was the outlook of Vernon Halliday, editor of a failing newspaper, The Judge, charged with the responsibility of bringing the tabloid out of its growing place of obscurity. The book begins with Vernon and his friend Cli...
Hellen rated it
Having read Saturday only a month ago, I started this book thinking "oh no, here we go again...". Then it picked up. And then it was enjoyable. The way composing, the occupation of one of the main characters, was described (well-researched, I presume) was much more enjoyable and believable than the ...
She Reads Everything
She Reads Everything rated it
3.0 Amsterdam: A Novel
This is an account of two men, former friends, brought together by a funeral. They each make a horrific moral decision in the ensuing weeks, yet defend their choices while condemning the other. I didn't like either of the characters, and it wasn't until the end of the book I realized the author inte...
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