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Book Review - Atonement

Sad to say, with this particular book, I saw the film version, prior to reading it. Although, I did find it an enjoyable read, it was not as bad as I first thought. 398 more words


Beyond the Salley Gardens: Love and Guilt in Ian McEwan's The Children Act

McEwan, Ian. The Children Act. 2014. Toronto: Vintage, 2015.

I find I enjoy some of Ian McEwan’s novels and not others. On Chesil Beach, 340 more words

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McEwan Robbed Me of My Beauty Sleep

Three of my favorite authors live in the same general bookshelf at Barnes and Noble. Ian McEwan, Cormac McCarthy, and Larry McMurtry. They are masterful storytellers who inspire me as both a reader and a writer. 404 more words

Solar - Ian McEwan

Há algum tempo, descobri Ian McEwan e passei a ler muitos dos seus livros. Esse Solar não me agradou. Reli agora e não lembrava exatamente o motivo de não ter gostado do livro. 282 more words


The Children Act by Ian McEwan

I finished reading The Children Act feeling extremely frustrated with Ian McEwan. He’s proving to be such an inconsistent writer, capable of delivering the sublime… 578 more words

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Brexit through the gift shop

Last week, as the world struggled to comprehend the scope of the Brexit disaster, I tweeted: “On the bright side, this is all going to make a great ironic counterpoint for the protagonist’s midlife crisis in the next Ian McEwan novel.” I was joking, of course, but the more I think about the idea, the more I like it. 983 more words


‘The Children Act’ by Ian McEwan

My rating: 3 stars

The Children Act by Ian McEwan is a short novel, around 220 pages, which not only conveys a fictional story but also portraits the work performed by a leading High Court judge. 390 more words