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In this tour de force of psychological unease--now a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sinead Cusack--McEwan excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things that most adults have spent a lifetime forgetting--or denying. "Possesses the suspense and chilling impact of Lord of the Flies."--Washington Post Book World.
This is a sickening story told from the prospective of a teenage boy who doesn't like his father much. His father dies. Than his mother dies. Read morePublished on July 9 2008 by Robert Edwards
A friend recommended this book to me via email while I was on holidays in London. I read it while riding on the Northern Line, and I cannot think of a more suitable setting for... Read morePublished on Jan. 23 2003 by Amazon Customer
This book will hanunt you: it is horrible and utterly believable, every word dripping with the meaninglessness of life and depression and confusion. Read morePublished on May 7 2002 by Robert J. Crawford
A perverse but enchanting book; beautifully written and perfectly constructed. This is a story about a family of children who find themselves orphaned while living in a house... Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2002 by Penguin Egg
Although I'm a big fan of Ian's, I found this book to be predictable. I enjoyed the character development of the main character. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2001 by John C. Shaw
The attention to detail was great. Ian really knows how to get inside a teenage boy's head. Somewhat un-realistic, however, and totally predictable. Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2001 by John C. Shaw
Early McEwan, showing the mixture of familial and slightly gothic themes that have resonated through all of his subsequent novels. Read morePublished on Aug. 19 2001 by T. BRANNEY
And the movie is one of my all time favorites. The cinematography is wonderful, and the story is deeply disturbing. Read morePublished on April 6 2001 by R. Gahan