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by Ian McEwan
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Burfobookalicious rated it 3 years ago
This is the fourth book by Ian McEwan that I’ve reviewed and is the furthest back in his catalogue (1997). Still, the latest read has reaffirmed my belief that McEwan is extraordinarily gifted and a colossus among contemporary British writers. In particular, he has a knack for unpacking a short peri...
Ellen Allen Writes
Ellen Allen Writes rated it 6 years ago
I’m a tremendous fan of Ian McEwan’s books (particularly On Chesil Beach and The Comfort of Strangers) but this was a huge letdown. It has a wonderful plot; a couple are on a picnic on a very windy day when they see a hot air balloon that is in trouble. A young boy is stuck inside the basket, his gr...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 6 years ago
This is a brilliant and woefully underrated book. It's only the third book I have read by McEwan, but I still strongly suspect that it is his masterpiece. I expected that to be |Atonement which is certainly very good, but this book is better.It is a novel that is in some sense about the conflict b...
The Five-Eyed Bookworm
The Five-Eyed Bookworm rated it 7 years ago
Enduring Love Author: Ian McEwan Genres: British Literature, Contemporary Fiction Setting: United Kingdom James Tait Black Memorial Prize Nominee for Fiction (1997) I have never experienced reading a book that immediately filled me with a sense of foreboding. The beginning chapter of Ian McEwan’s ...
nouveau rated it 8 years ago
it's possible Ian McEwan is the acid test of contemporary British letters. first things first, he has a quarter-million reads here on GR for [b:Atonement|6867|Atonement|Ian McEwan|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320449708s/6867.jpg|2307233], and so he's part literary writer and part uppe...
Valz rated it 8 years ago
I just couldn't stand this book. I listened to it on audio. I don't know if that's what did it or not but I found it cloyingly annoying and ridiculously manipulative. I didn't like the descriptions, the arc of the story, or any of the characters.
Overloaded Bookshelf
Overloaded Bookshelf rated it 8 years ago
Striking opening scene, spoiled by soggy middle and over-the-top ending.
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it 8 years ago
Engrossing, tightly-wound, and interesting. I was going to say it was a short book, but looking, I found it was 262 pages. It's just such a page-turner, it went fast. One of the few books where the tension made me want to skip forward to read the end so I would know! I looked up de Clérambault's syn...
Paperback Castles
Paperback Castles rated it 9 years ago
I am nearly as obsessed with McEwan's writing style, as Jed Perry was with Joe Rose. Seriously. This man clearly knows how to write; the agony and despair of Joe Rose almost leapt out of the pages, and the insanity and paradoxical behavior of Jed Parry left me stunned. I especially loved how the mer...
SJane rated it 10 years ago
I've had my ups and downs with Ian McEwan and I started out very skeptical about this book. I had heard the first chapter described so many times second-hand that it wasn't as exciting as it should have been. But in the end I thought his plotting was excellent, and his writing as always was way abov...
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