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Enduring Love by Ian McEwan: A Book Review

I am not a great fan of Ian McEwan,but I always feel like reading his novels because I am mesmerized by his allegorical sentences as well as his labyrinthine plots and settings just the like of his Booker Prize winning… 393 more words



THE CHILDREN ACT by Ian McEwan (Vintage Books, 2014)

With this novella’s strong focus on the burden of mortality and the melancholy reflections on ‘what-ifs’ from the past, it seems to me that, not for the first time, … 340 more words


Review: On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan

On a weekend trip to London when I had lent my Kindle to my brother and needed something to read, I picked up On Chesil Beach  305 more words


"The Stranger’s Child" by Alan Hollinghurst (2011) - book review

I remember the day I began reading this book. A bookcase at home unsurprisingly collapsed, Tower of Babel-like, under the weight of so many tomes, and as its replacement was lovingly installed, I came across this novel and decided to give it a go. 345 more words

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Children Act | Culture and Anarchy

Originally posted on Culture and Anarchy.

As the review of this book in the Guardian points out, Ian McEwan is fascinated by roles and institutions of authority, and how the playing of such a role affects his protagonists. 248 more words



What could be more extraordinary than the sensation of a shower? To paraphrase Ian McEwan from his brilliant book Saturday, surely people in the future will think we’re joking that we daily stepped into a small room where clean, warm water poured over us. 28 more words


'Black Dogs' by Ian McEwan

Caught in an Ian McEwan haze after finishing The Children Act, I immediately picked up his 1992 novel Black Dogs in a bid to continue the McEwan roll. 543 more words