On a 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. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives and her precocious imagination bring about a crime that will change all their lives,... show more
On a 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. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives and her precocious imagination bring about a crime that will change all their lives, a crime whose repercussions Atonement follows through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century.
Publish date: November 6th 2007
Pages no: 351
Edition language: English
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 ...
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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...
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...
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...