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Three quick things about books and reading

Random thoughts, because I don’t yet have time to write a full review on any of the last three books I read.

So the other day I was listening to NPR and, in introducing a segment on Ian McEwan’s commencement speech to Dickenson College, he identified McEwan as an author whose book “‘Atonement’ was made into an Oscar-nominated movie.” 853 more words

Getting To Know Me

[VIDEO] Ian McEwan 2015 Commencement Speech at Dickinson College

Ian McEwan, the award-winning author of more than 20 novels and short stories, including Atonement, delivered Dickinson’s Commencement address on Sunday, May 17.



“From this new and intimate perspective, she learned a simple, obvious thing she had always known, and everyone knew; that a person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn, not easily mended.”

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Commencement 2015

I graduated on Friday with my M.A. in English Literature. I did this degree full time over the last two years as I worked full time. 342 more words


The Children Act

I have started this post several times, never adequately expressing my thoughts . It is not that I did not enjoy Ian McEwan’s “The Children Act”. 663 more words


Atonement, de Ian McEwan ou Don't Judge a Movie by its Book

Par une chaude journée de l’été 1935, la petite Bryony aperçoit sa grande soeur Cecilia et son ami Robbie par la fenêtre. S’ensuit une scène que la petite fille ne comprend pas, et qu’elle interprétera de la plus mauvaise façon imaginable. 876 more words


[Review] The Children Act written by Ian McEwan

Title: The Children Act
Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Doubleday – Nan. A. Talese
Date of Publication: 9 September 2014
Number of Pages: 240

Rating: 5 stars… 650 more words