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Day 1173: Atonement

Best Book of Five!
Ian McEwan is a master at turning everything you think you know about a novel on its head, and he does that effectively in… 222 more words



William Boyd, of course, would never think of giving one of his books such a dull title. Would he? But several times during the course of his new collection of short stories,  1,265 more words


Enduring Love – Ian McEwan (1998)

It’s twenty years since this, Ian McEwan’s sixth novel was published.  I read it back in 1998 and loved it and it’s been sitting on my shelves awaiting a re-read since then.  410 more words

What Makes for Good Writing (Part I?)

This post may have to be written in installments, as there are so many things to discuss about the subject. And of course, tastes will vary greatly — anyone in the arts knows that tastes are quite subjective. 589 more words

To be honest.

To be honest, I watched “Atonement” movie a year and a half ago, only because James McAvoy is starring it. I tried watching it several years ago (I wasn’t so crazy about Scotland at that time), but I disliked it so much, I didn’t even watch it till the end then – I stopped after the library scene. 429 more words


On Chesil Beach at the Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden

On Chesil Beach will be part of “Gala” Session” at the Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden, 28 – 29 – 30 January 2018:


British author screenwriter Ian McEwan will visit the Festival together with director Dominic Cooke with their film. 40 more words

Dominic Cooke

Suspending disbelief - in a Nutshell

Ian McEwan’s Nutshell was on my Christmas list in 2016. In 2017 one of my own nutshells noticed and as soon as there was a lull after New Year, I cracked it open and relished every morsel. 1,029 more words

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