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The Comfort of Strangers (1981)

(2006: Vintage) by Ian McEwan

Background: I reserved the book from Essex County Libraries for free after wanting to read some early works of one of my favourite author.  592 more words

Book Reviews

Novel Narrators

Ian McEwan’s ‘Nutshell’ (2016) is narrated by an unborn child. As a writer, any choice we make about point of view limits what can be told, unless we go full omniscient. 465 more words

Review: Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Title: Nutshell
Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
UK Release Date: 1st September 2016
Genres: Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Contemporary
Pages… 719 more words



Ian McEwan

First Sentence:     So here I am, upside down in a woman.

Back of the book: 

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She’s still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse – but not with John. 202 more words


Favourite Love Stories

To celebrate Valentine’s day, I decided to reveal some of my favourite love stories featured in novels. I usually don’t read books that focus solely on a love story with nothing more happening throughout the plot besides the couple trying to get together or solve any problems they may have. 461 more words


Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

Enduring Love is a novel written by British writer Ian McEwan. The story revolves around two strangers whose lives become entangled following a deadly incident. Although the novel has received mixed reviews, I have found this novel to be extremely thought provoking and engaging. 342 more words


Nutshell, by Ian McEwan

In a nutshell (oh, no…not only did I just make a pretty bad pun but it’s also obvious), Ian McEwan’s Nutshell is Hamlet retold. That was the project, though, so it’s not a surprise. 1,120 more words