The Child in Time
Publish date: 1992
Pages no: 220
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
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...
Acknowledgements--The Child in Time
This novel has one of the greatest beginnings I can recall.I am not the greatest fan of Ian McEwan, but I consider him an important novelist for what he did, finding his own personal (and not that comfortable) way in literature. I never considered McEwan as my favourite cup of tea, though."The Child...
A superb book about every parent's worst nightmare (a child goes missing), but you don't need to be a parent to appreciate it because it is primarily a story of loss, family (is it a couple, parents and children or a patriarchal institution such as the RAF?), distortions in (the perception of) time ...
Less ambitious authors would be content to dedicate their novel to the immediate premise of The Child in Time: the loss of a family's innocence and its hopes for recovery after the theft of a child. McEwan works here as he does in later, more widely known novels, with layered presentations of theme...
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