Atonement is the novel for which Ian McEwan will always be remembered. Enthralling in its depiction of childhood, love and war, class and England, at its centre is a profound and profoundly moving exploration of shame and forgiveness.
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"The interwar, upper-middle-class setting of the book's long, masterfully sustained opening section might recall Virginia Woolf or Henry Green, but as we move forward--eventually to the turn of the 21st century--the novel's central concerns emerge, and McEwan's voice becomes clear, even personal. For at heart, Atonement is about the pleasures, pains, and dangers of writing, and perhaps even more, about the challenge of controlling what readers make of your writing. McEwan shouldn't have any doubts about readers of Atonement: this is a thoughtful, provocative, and at times moving book that will have readers applauding." (Amazon.com review)
The book is really good. The reading is pleasant. Listening to it was soothing and a pleasure. I was wishing it will never finish. I bought the second part which was even better.i recommend audible to every reader. Atonement was probably the best book I have heard the last year and one I enjoyed very much
I really enjoyed this book. It was an unusual story that had me gripped from the beginning. The way it's written is a bit higgledy piggledy and jumps backwards and forwards a lot which can be a bit hard to follow but eventually it adds to the suspence of the novel as it all comes together nicely in the end, even if the ending is not what you hope for its quite a real ending. I really enjoyed it
I looked forward to this book. It was recommended to us as an ideal holiday book and sat down to read it with relish.
We both got to the end and said the same thing. "I don't care what happens to her"
I see no one else could be bothered to review it so I guess that proves the point.
Does anyone else disagree?
Sorry to be negative.
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