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Book Review: The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan (Book Group)

Book group in January meant it was my turn to host, as I had chosen that months reading. I decided that I wanted to read The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan after… 530 more words


Day 675: Amsterdam

The Booker Prize people liked Amsterdam a bit more than I did. Although the shattering last page of McEwan’s Atonement absolutely upended that novel, the same technique did not work as well for this one. 286 more words


Ian McEwan, L'inventore di sogni

deliziosissimo volume, consigliato agli adolescenti ma, come spesso in questi casi (da gianni rodari sino ai peanuts), capace di toccare corde profonde in quegli adulti che non hanno capito fino in fondo perché bisogna cambiare così tanto e perdere per strada tante caratteristiche di quell’età in cui i sogni sembrano proprio a portata di mano. 95 more words

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Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, and this past weekend I celebrated in the best way possible. With my sister’s tailor-made Celtic playlist on repeat, I sat in a cozy pub in a small English river town and watched the Ireland v. 288 more words

Serena: o romance dentro de um romance

Em um de seus mais recentes romances, Serena (Sweet Tooth, de 2012), Ian McEwan relata mais uma vez a conturbada relação entre autor e obra, dessa vez no cenário da produção cultural em uma época de transformações para a Inglaterra. 447 more words

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Bradley on the Beach

CLADE by James Bradley (Penguin, 2015)

Note: plot disclosures.

Climate change. Genetic engineering. ADHD. How to be a parent of teenagers in the twenty-first century. The mysterious worldwide collapse of bee colonies . 915 more words

Encounter with the author as a young man: Spying and romance mingle in Ian McEwan’s understated ‘Sweet Tooth’

By Matthew E. Milliken
March 13, 2015

Sweet Tooth, the 2012 novel by British authorIan McEwan, is a tale of social upheaval, literature, betrayal and romance. 884 more words