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What started out as a pastime soon turned into a hobby that turned into a passion until it eventually became a necessity. Reading is a need so beautiful that I feel I must write about it every day.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

First experience of McEwan!

There are certain writers who you see everyone reading and you wonder why you haven't read a single book by them. For me, these are the likes of McEwan, DeLillo, and Eggers. Every time, I am in a bookstore scrutinizing titles on the shelves my eyes hover over Ian McEwan, stay there for a moment and move on.

A few weeks back I bought my first book my Ian McEwan, 'The comfort of strangers' mainly because the title amused me immensely. The story is set in Venice and reading through this 100 page thin book I got the feel of walking through the unique city; however, with lackluster characters, devoid of human emotions other than sexual, I wasn't impressed. 

McEwan's writing style is fluid and the plot gripping but somehow the story leaves more to be desired. The horrific ending disgusted me to some extent but left no long term effect. Hence for me, McEwan's book are best left avoided in future. 




6 comments:

  1. I thought the same about McEwan. I've tried to read Atonement a couple of times, but I find that I just don't CARE about the characters enough to keep reading.

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    1. Really? I thought the novel was beautiful. Did you watch the movie?

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  2. This sounds like a really good book, I will have to check it out.

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    1. I won't recommend this one. However I'd urge you to read Atonement by the same author (if u haven't watched the movie yet).

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