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The Children Act - Ian McEwan

 This book was sent to me by the wonderful people at Random House India in exchange of an honest review

The minimalist and yet, wonderfully eloquent cover of ‘The Children Act’ by Ian McEwan does complete justice to the story that follows. 930 more words

Books I Read

Recent Reads: The Children Act and The Girls from Corona Del Mar

Within the last week, I finished two decent books I thought I would share with you. The first is The Girls from Corona Del Mar by Rufi Thorpe. 334 more words

Books

Satirical

…, the young man watched closely for any gesture or expression that might have seemed satirical.

(p. 4)

Ian McEwan On Chesil Beach

Ian Mcewan

squeak comically against the silence

…, and their comings and goings through what was generally known as the honeymoon suite made the waxed oak boards squeak comically against the silence…

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Raucous

Their wedding, at St Mary’s, Oxford, had gone well; the service was decorous, the reception jolly, the send-off from school and college friends raucous and uplifting.

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Startingly

…, whose bedcover was pure white and stretched startlingly smooth, as though by no human hand.

(p. 3)

*surprising and sometimes worrying

Ian McEwan, On Chesil Beach

Ian Mcewan

The Children Act

Having recently written about Bleak House, I was pleased to begin another literary journey through the intricacies of the law. I was especially pleased to be able to read, and understand, a book on these issues in one, 7 hour, try, unlike… 796 more words