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The best McEwan yet! It is complex in the form of simplicity and gets the reader to enter a world imaginative enough to be real. Read morePublished 20 days ago by K.N.R.
I made it 70% thru this novel and then the subject matter took a horrific nosedive south. This book is not for the weak stomach. The subject matter turns grizzly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lorrie
The character study of the main character is exquisite. We see him grow from an innocent almost child, not knowing himself at all, to a man. Read morePublished 1 month ago by GrandpaA.
McEwan always creates rich and complex characters. I enjoy the tension he creates for me as a reader. And his sentences are never as boring as mine! Read morePublished 3 months ago by susan schierts
Five stars for setting and plot - Ian McEwan gets everything right in the staging of this early Cold War espionage novel set in Berlin before the wall went up. Read morePublished 3 months ago by keetmom
A very thought provoking novel, where Ian Mcewan explores the complexities of human thought and behaviour. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Moncubed
I have never been so thoroughly surprised as I was in the last third of this relatively vanilla novel. Read morePublished 4 months ago by James Trattner
At times this novel moved too slowly. It was worth the investment of time to savor the end! As other books I've read by Ian McEwan, I'm anxious to read another.Published 4 months ago by Willie Berwick