Saturday, 17 September 2011

ON CHESIL BEACH – Ian McEwan, 2007

After reading the very fine Atonement I have been inspired to try a bit more of McEwan’s work. On Chesil Beach has not been found lacking. It is a strange concept for a book, detailing an unconsummated wedding night in the 1960s but it is written so beautifully that the non-event is placed almost as an island in the river of the two lives which flowed before it and continue after it.

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