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A Modern Classic?

Advantages: Beautiful writing, Plot picks up further into the novel, Original Ending
Disadvantages: Lack of Character depth, Too descriptive at times, Dire first half

First Published in 2001, Atonement is on of McEwan’s best selling novels winning unanimous praise by the worlds literature critics, but perhaps is also known for splitting the public opinion. Since its best selling status, it has officially been revered a ...

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Oh, what a tangled web . . .

Advantages: Historic realism. Gripping storyline. Intellegent use of linguistics.
Disadvantages: Takes time and thought to read and appreciate

~~Prologue ~~ Ian McEwan's eighth novel, "Atonement", written and short-listed for the Booker Prize in 2001 has risen once more to public attention following the release of 2007 film based on the novel. Before I watched the film, I was determined to re ...

MAFARRIMOND 08.04.2008 · Read full review
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Nearly Great

Advantages: McEwan creates a palpable atmosphere with a style that carries you through
Disadvantages: It feels like McEwan is trying to show off, and the style may make it hard to pick up after a break

“Atonement – the act of atoning; expiation; reparations; reconciliation”* ‘Atonement’ is Ian McEwan’s critically acclaimed eighth novel which was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 2001. Many critics have said that it is far superior to his Booker w ...

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Much more than a love story

Advantages: Compelling, beautifully written, moving
Disadvantages: Struggling to think of any

~~~Prelude~~~ I finished reading 'Atonement' by Ian McEwan at around 1.30 in the morning, because I simply could not put it down before I'd got to the end. After a slow, but steady, start the novel jolts you into places you are not expecting (unless you' ...

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I'm not sure I like your Atone, Sir...

Advantages: you can say you've read it.
Disadvantages: you probably won't have much else to say about it...

I'd like to be really close friends with Amazon.co.uk, but I'm not sure we know each other that well. She tends to send me spammy emails about what she's got on offer, clogging up my inbox, and she often tells me I'd just *loooove* certain things that don ...

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