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The Cement Garden - Ian McEwan
The Cement Garden
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3.47 240
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099468387 (0099468387)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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4.0 McEwan's Cement Garden
McEwan's first novel is very much a McEwan novel even if it is working within the genre of Transgressive fiction. It concerns a dysfunctional and repressed family with four children. I don't want to give too much away, but it is about dysfunctional coping strategies around grief and isolation.The ...
Chris Blocker
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4.0 The Cement Garden
Without a doubt, the best thing about The Cement Garden is the author photo. That's not to say the book is so bad that the photo stands out as being exemplary; instead, it is meant to be an indication of how awesome the photo is. Now I know, some may have read more recent editions of this novel, and...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
Re-reading it after years of the first read. It really is only ok for me. the story feels rather like cement garden to me, dry, grey... I wish I could hit Jack especially on his slum period.
newwavepolly rated it
It's unsettling, to say the least. It's unsettling, lethargic, and casually disturbing. It was not as mindblowingly messed up as some reviews allowed me to believe, but it was effective. It left me feeling stilted and for lack of better word, gross. Kind of like a dead body buried in poorly mixed ce...
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I wouldn't say this book is disturbingly beautiful because it's nothing of "beautiful". But it was different, original, a good read.The first part was dynamic and terrible. Four kids lose their parents and they have to live on their ownThe second one started bad and ended up being good. The whole De...
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