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On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
On Chesil Beach
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In 1962, Florence and Edward celebrate their wedding in a hotel on the Dorset coast. Yet as they dine, the expectation of their marital duties weighs over them. And unbeknownst to both, the decisions they make this night will resonate throughout their lives. With exquisite prose, Ian McEwan... show more
In 1962, Florence and Edward celebrate their wedding in a hotel on the Dorset coast. Yet as they dine, the expectation of their marital duties weighs over them. And unbeknownst to both, the decisions they make this night will resonate throughout their lives. With exquisite prose, Ian McEwan creates in On Chesil Beach a story of lives transformed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307386175 (0307386171)
ASIN: 307386171
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
4.5 When the Honeymoon is Over...
I have been an admirer of Ian McEwan's writing style since my introduction to 'Atonement' (see earlier review) and when The Times listed him among "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945", I can plainly see why. By comparison, I was less enamoured by 'Solar' (also previously reviewed), but my la...
Brain Gourmet
Brain Gourmet rated it
1.0 On Chesil Beach
If I can paraphrase the first sentence from the description – A novel of remarkable shallowness and pretence from one of the most over-hyped writers of our time.
Mellkoh
Mellkoh rated it
3.0 On Chesil Beach
Oh, but for what might have been...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it
It is June 1962. In a hotel on the Dorset coast, overlooking Chesil Beach, Edward and Florence, who got married that morning, are sitting down to dinner in their room. Neither is entirely able to suppress their anxieties about the wedding night to come...On Chesil Beach is another masterwork from Ia...
Mellkoh
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3.0 On Chesil Beach
Oh, but for what could have been...
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