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A novel and a collection of short stories by English writer McEwan offer chilling portraits of sexual obsession.
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“Darkly impressive.” -- The Times
“A superb achievement: his prose has instant, lucid beauty and his narrative voice has a perfect poise and certainty. His account of deprivation and survival is marvellously sure, and the imaginative alignment of his story is exactly right.” -- Tom Paulin
“Marvellously creates the atmosphere of youngsters given that instant adulthood they all crave, where the ordinary takes on a mysterious glow and the extraordinary seems rather commonplace. It is difficult to fault the writing or the construction of this eerie fable.” -- Sunday Times
"A shocking book, morbid, full of repellant imagery - and irresistibly readable...The effect achieved by McEwan's quiet, precise and sensuous touch is that of magic realism -- a transfiguration of the ordinary that has far stronger retinal and visceral impact than the flabby surrealism of so many experimental novels." -- New York Review of Books
"His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing." -- The Times
"The Maestro." -- New Statesman
"McEwan has--a style and a vision of life of his own...No one interested in the state and mood of contemporary Britain can afford not to read him." -- John Fowles
"A sparkling and adventurous writer." -- Dennis Potter
Unexpected ending...really wanted some good to come of it...sad, sad story.Published 1 month ago by Susan R. Lockwood
From the description I expected this book to be much more interesting but, I found it rather boring. If it were longer I probably wouldn't have finished it.Published 2 months ago by Brian Anderson
I would never recommend this book to anyone. It is sick. I found it to be repulsive.
If it were possible, I would rate it with no stars.
Sometimes short fiction is the best fiction and I think it's the mark of a great writer when they can capture a world and the lives within that world in the space of less than 200... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lewis Woolston
This book held my interest. It was kind of like watching an auto accident about to take place. The end of the book surprised me. Was it a dream or did it really happen?Published 6 months ago by Dianne Heinz