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First Love, Last Rites - Ian McEwan
First Love, Last Rites
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099754817 (0099754819)
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 157
Edition language: English
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Chris Blocker
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3.0 Review: First Love, Last Rites
Compared to his later Man Booker Prize nominated works, Ian McEwan's earliest efforts are harsh, to say the least. Perverse and violent, the early McEwan had more in common with Stephen King than Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro, or A.S. Byatt. In fact, I'm not sure I could tell the difference between ...
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An early collection of short stories, all but one told in the first person, many of them teenagers or young men, yet their voices invariably ring true. Some events are shocking and depraved, but even in those stories, you get an uncomfortable but plausible and powerful insight into the mind of the p...
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My relationship with Ian McEwan did not get off to a good start. I was an 18-year-old student at Cambridge, and a friend came to visit over the weekend. He had a copy of this book, which he praised extravagantly. Out of curiosity I read the first story. I really didn't like it. That evening, he went...
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