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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. In the predawn sky on a Saturday morning, London Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Literature & Fiction. Results 1 - 12 of 46 Search results for "ian mcewan" at Rakuten Kobo. Read free previews and reviews from booklovers. Shop eBooks and audiobooks at. IAN McEWAN is the bestselling author of seventeen books, including the novels Nutshell; The Children Act; Sweet Tooth; Solar, winner of the Bollinger.
On Chesil Beach really sets McEwan alongside such great modern authors as Philip Roth with his fixation on sexuality in the novel, and how two extremely polite people can fall apart without saying anything. A metaphor that I feel really fits here is that a relationship is like a house: without drainage the rainwater -- unspoken guilt, shame, disappointment, anger, irritation -- will build up, causing the roof to collapse; the relationship will fall apart.
This situation befalls Edward and Florence as their relationship is a sort of reverie, a daydream, and their misunderstanding of the expectations they have for one another, hidden by their obstinate politeness. Obviously a well written novel -- it's McEwan, come on -- with a lot packed into its small size. Possibly an awkward read for some, but I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Date published: Rated 3 out of 5 by eatdrinkandbemary from Very Indifferent My feelings about this book are of great indifference. I neither loved it nor hated it. There are aspects that just didn't do it for me - it is a dark story, and seemed to drag out quite a bit considering the length only pages , and the time period most of the events take place over the course of only a few hours. But there are also aspects I enjoyed - it is a romantic story about coming of age, falling in love, and of a first sexual experience.
It is beautifully told, and reads like a classic. McEwan manages to really develop the characters, despite such a short story, and I felt that I well understood the predicament that each was in.
It didn't "wow" me, but I enjoyed it all the same. I agree with ChrisM that perhaps a few more lines explaining Florence's aversion to physical intimacy may add tremendously to the novella. Regardless, it's still a good effort and I'll be reading more of his books after this. Date published: Rated 2 out of 5 by ChrisM from what's love got to do with it?
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Add to Wishlist Add to Wishlist. One of the Best Books of the Year: She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude, and sensitivity. In Solar [McEwan has] elegantly discovered a terrible truth: McEwan is a nearly peerless wordsmith. From start to finish, Ian McEwan has delivered his fastest-paced and most fastidiously researched novel.
Thoroughly engrossing and often quite funny. With Solar, though, the bar is raised. This may be the first climate-change comedy.
McEwan proves himself comfortable not just with comedy and suspense but with science as well. The overarching plot pulls off a clinching novelistic coup. Longtime readers of McEwan know how skilled he is at producing disasters from the ordinary, the way a magician pulls a bunny from a hat. The comedy keeps coming….
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