Friday, 12 August 2011

ATONEMENT – Ian McEwan, 2001

Multi-themed and complex but dealing in such a forceful way with guilt and blame. This was definitely a book to read in the summer, the long hot day in 1935 being at the centre of events. It was interesting to read, too, that McEwan admits he was influenced by L.P. Hartley’s The Go Between. I read the latter for the first time last summer and there are many similarities.
I feel as though I have overlooked Atonement. I have been aware of it since its publication, then there was the film version, but I have not got around to reading it until now. I’m glad I have.

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