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review 2018-04-28 15:28
Review of The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan
The Cement Garden - Ian McEwan

I get what McEwan was trying to do here - but I could not get past the incestual thoughts and actions.  Just painful to read for me.

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review 2018-04-27 20:42
Review of The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
The Child in Time - Ian McEwan

This was a difficult novel to rate.  McEwan does a good job getting inside the psyche of his characters, but the overall tone of the boo was depressing and there was never any real buildup to anything.  The story takes the reader through the mental health issues of multiple characters, but you never really learn to love - or for me even sympathize - with any of them.  I think McEwan is an outstanding writer, but this novel just didn't do it for me.  I rated three instead of two stars because of the writing.

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review 2017-11-26 16:20
Black Dogs - Ian McEwan

Vivre bien, ça sert à quoi si l'on est seul?

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review 2017-11-11 00:00
Nutshell: A Novel
Nutshell: A Novel - Ian McEwan 4.5

This was a book to enjoy sentence by sentence, not to mention its incredible POV - highly creative and leveraged in a wonderfully entertaining way.

Hamlet like you've never read!
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review 2017-08-11 18:22
Book Review: Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan

Book: Sweet Tooth

 

Author: Ian McEwan

 

Genre: Spy Thriller/Fiction/Romance

 

Summary: Cambridge student Serena Frome's beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England's legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named "Sweet Tooth". Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley. At first, she loves his stories. Then she begins to love the man. How long can she conceal her undercover life? To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one. - Anchor Books Random House, 2012.

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