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Atonement - Ian McEwan
Atonement
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3.75 2020
Ian McEwan s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a... show more
Ian McEwan s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia s childhood friend. But Briony s incomplete grasp of adult motives together with her precocious literary gifts brings about a crime that will change all their lives. As it follows that crime s repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385721790 (038572179X)
ASIN: 038572179X
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 351
Edition language: English
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NiWa
NiWa rated it
4.0 Abbitte
Im Sommer des Jahres 1935 geht mit der 13jährigen Briony die Fantasie durch. Schon länger liebt sie es, Situationen für ihre schriftstellerischen Ambitionen auszuschmücken, doch wer hätte gedacht, dass die Vorstellungen eines jungen Mädchens das Leben ganzer Familien prägen kann?Briony wächst in ein...
Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it
5.0 Book Review: Atonement
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
3.0 Ian McEwan - Atonement
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
4.0 Atonement
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
5.0 Atonement
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.
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