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by Carole Boyd, Ian McEwan
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Hol
Hol rated it 2 months ago
Atonement was a difficult book for me, to read and rate. There were some points I enjoyed it, but overall the experience was a bit of a let down. The book is told mostly from Briony’s perspective during the period of the Second World War in England. There are also sections a few years on from her ...
anatarouca
anatarouca rated it 3 years ago
Deixei a minha opinião sobre o livro em http://ocaocomeuolivro.blogspot.pt/2010/08/o-romance-de-ian-mcewan-unica-expiacao.html
Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it 3 years ago
Book: Atonement Author: Ian McEwan Genre: Fiction/Family/Love/World War II/Forgiveness Summary: Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness combines all the satisfaction of a superb narrative with the provocation we have come to expect from this ma...
TheBrainintheJar
TheBrainintheJar rated it 4 years ago
There are two competing novels here. One is driven by a character’s flaw and how it brought her to do a terrible thing. The other is a manipulative, Shawsank Redemption-like tale where the author takes a character who has it made and puts a lot of external troubles on it in order to make us sympathi...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 4 years ago
Well, that was depressing. Is Ian McEwan the natural successor to [a: Thomas Hardy|15905|Thomas Hardy|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1429946281p2/15905.jpg]? I have to confess I knew nothing about Atonement except that the film adaptation came out a few years ago (if eight qualifies as a few). It ...
M. A. Phipps
M. A. Phipps rated it 5 years ago
Oh my god, what a heartwrenching and BRILLIANT book. I don't even have enough words to say how much I loved this. The writing, the narrative—it was all perfect. And the ending. Dear god, the ending. Easily ranks in the top ten best books I've ever read.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it 5 years ago
I can see why readers love Ian McEwan. Great writing and stortelling with likable characters.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it 5 years ago
I can see why readers love Ian McEwan. Great writing and stortelling with likable characters.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork rated it 5 years ago
Format: Hard Copy Narrated By: NA Original Publication Year: 2001 Genre(s): Literary Fiction Series: NA Awards: A few including the National Book Critics Circle and the L.A. Times Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Man Booker I’ve wanted to read a book by Ian McEwen for many years becau...
The Open Book
The Open Book rated it 6 years ago
I found it difficult to connect to the characters on an emotional level...too much telling. The story itself remided me strongly of Evelyn Waugh, particularly A Handful of Dust, but without his wit or charm, and the reveal of a completely unreliable narator at the end of the story throws the entiret...
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