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Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
Enduring Love
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On a windy spring day in the Chilterns, the calm, organized life of science writer Joe Rose is shattered when he witnesses a tragic accident: a hot-air balloon with a boy trapped in its basket is being tossed by the wind, and in the attempt to save the child, a man is killed. A stranger named Jed... show more
On a windy spring day in the Chilterns, the calm, organized life of science writer Joe Rose is shattered when he witnesses a tragic accident: a hot-air balloon with a boy trapped in its basket is being tossed by the wind, and in the attempt to save the child, a man is killed. A stranger named Jed Parry joins Rose in helping to bring the balloon to safety. But unknown to Rose, something passes between Parry and himself on that day--something that gives birth to an obsession in Parry so powerful that it will test the limits of Rose's beloved rationalism, threaten the love of his wife, Clarissa, and drive him to the brink of murder and madness. Brilliant and compassionate, this is a novel of love, faith, and suspense, and of how life can change in an instant.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385494144 (0385494149)
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Ellen Allen Writes
Ellen Allen Writes rated it
3.0 Enduring Love; a huge letdown
I’m a tremendous fan of Ian McEwan’s books (particularly On Chesil Beach and The Comfort of Strangers) but this was a huge letdown. It has a wonderful plot; a couple are on a picnic on a very windy day when they see a hot air balloon that is in trouble. A young boy is stuck inside the basket, his gr...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
5.0 McEwan's Enduring Love
This is a brilliant and woefully underrated book. It's only the third book I have read by McEwan, but I still strongly suspect that it is his masterpiece. I expected that to be |Atonement which is certainly very good, but this book is better.It is a novel that is in some sense about the conflict b...
The Five-Eyed Bookworm
The Five-Eyed Bookworm rated it
4.0 Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
Enduring Love Author: Ian McEwan Genres: British Literature, Contemporary Fiction Setting: United Kingdom James Tait Black Memorial Prize Nominee for Fiction (1997) I have never experienced reading a book that immediately filled me with a sense of foreboding. The beginning chapter of Ian McEwan’s ...
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nouveau rated it
4.0 Enduring Love
it's possible Ian McEwan is the acid test of contemporary British letters. first things first, he has a quarter-million reads here on GR for [b:Atonement|6867|Atonement|Ian McEwan|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320449708s/6867.jpg|2307233], and so he's part literary writer and part uppe...
Valz
Valz rated it
1.0 Enduring Love
I just couldn't stand this book. I listened to it on audio. I don't know if that's what did it or not but I found it cloyingly annoying and ridiculously manipulative. I didn't like the descriptions, the arc of the story, or any of the characters.
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