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Ian McEwan is a master of painting a vivid picture and telling a gripping tale, while not wasting pulp.. Comfort of strangers is an excellent example. Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2003 by Holden
I would guess like many readers I came upon this writer's work when he began receiving international acclaim for his work, "Amsterdam", in 1998 when the novel won The Booker Prize. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2003 by taking a rest
I just finished this book over the weekend. This was the first time I was reading Ian McEwan and loved it, only because of the simple reason: He writes real well. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2002 by Vivek Tejuja
I loved the book. Couldn't put it down. Although I didn't feel for any of the characters, I also didn't feel anything against them either. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2001 by John C. Shaw
Well at least it's short. It's true that if you read just a few sentences you can appreciate the prose style. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2001
From the back cover, I thought that this would be a book that I could read on a lazy Sunday afternoon in Central Park. Read morePublished on July 23 2001
I think this book is atmospheric and frightening. It is also very ugly. With all the talk about how haunting," and "stylish" the book is, I think it's only fair to warn... Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2001
Stylistically, I've never encountered a writer whose vivid, precise descriptions of the characters' immediate surroundings does so much to illuminate and reflect the characters'... Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2000 by Sam Sohn