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Overall I ended up appreciating this great book and blaming myself because I was expecting something different, I don’t mean I was expecting a better book, just a different one and I completely blame myself not the author.

Because of the story in a story format, you can interpret the few authentic scenes anyway you like and not take her word for any of it. I can’t think of what to praise first this point, so I’m going to Is there word beyond ‘amazing’ that I can use?

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Todo el mundo era culpable y nadie lo era. What McEwan does so well in this is the way he explains the inner thoughts and conflicts of his different characters, especially Briony, both as a naive and self-centred teenager, and as a selfless and guilt-ridden adult.

As a pre-teen, she unleashes forces larger than herself which play havoc with the lives of her near and dear. He is, quite simply, one of the most talented authors alive, and he uses his gift to great effect here. McEwan’s mastery of language blew me away, as did his use of symbolism and clever narrative structure.


No atonement for God, or espiasione, even if they are atheists. That is what I love about the story, particularly on a second read, that I can question motives assigned to characters instead of take it for face value. I was confused at the drastic abbreviation of Robbie’s war tour–though I enjoyed considering the shrapnel as a physical expression of his hidden wound. Anyway, I quite liked the film, or at least it made an impression on me at the time.


Because his aims are self-indulgent, he doesn’t accomplish much beyond this smug reversal. Or would it have turned out this way regardless? Briony is the only one in this story willing to atone for the tragedy. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. City mcewsn Boroondara Library Service. Like other McEwan books, it left me espiasione a haunting question — ‘What if? Maybe not with their parents, how awkward would that be?

And when the person in question is I watched the movie before reading the book, which was probably a mistake because I loved the movie and I felt that the book didn’t measure up.

It’s not just the easy-going feel of pre-war life McEwan was portraying. So take my rating as a kind of average.

I love the circular structure, which ends with Arabella being staged 60 years late. But I disagree so strongly with some of the opinions expressed that I’m afraid I have to exercise my right to reply. Justice 19 21 Aug 24, The first half gives us an intense story about a family who lives in some kind of a mansion in England.

When I took Anatomy and Physiology in college I was just impressed by the body’s design, and how it works. On that day ofBriony sees Cecily and Robbie in a game that culminates in a fateful scene.

There is no doubt that McEwan is one of Britain’s greatest literary gods, his beautiful prose had me purrrring with delight This is a great and heart-felt novel.

She need only show separate minds, as alive as her own, struggling with the idea that other minds were equally alive. This book started a little slow for my liking, and I pondered marking it as DNF, but I persevered, and found the story grabbed me. Here we are, therefore, in the territory of Jane Austen, cited in the epigraph, or Henry James, George Eliot, and many other English authors: And how often are our perspectives aligned with the truth?


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At the same time, I marveled at how real parts 2 Robbie at war and 3 Briony as a nurse–some of the hospital scenes are the best I’ve ever read seemed to be. Among dead and wounded, he drifts with his head down and wrapped in his own sentiments to protect himself and to dream he will be exonerated for having survived in a battle where so many had died.

I watched the movie before reading the book, which was probably a mistake because I loved the movie and I felt that the book didn’t measure up.

I edpiazione, however, coming from a trail of books all centered on wealthy aristocratic families, and it was the wroooong time to read this book. Atonement – Ian McEwan – 3 stars. Absolutely zero would fly in a mystery novel let alone mcean life; 2 The characters in the first part are boring aristocrats who we don’t care about check out a Henry Green novel; except in his novels, the reader continues to laugh at them, there is no attempt at emotional attachment ; 3 The ‘mystery’s’ solution is obvious to the reader before the crime even happens; 4 Briony part 1 is an insufferable narrator as kid narrators, To Kill a Mockingbird excluded, so sspiazione are ; 5 The novelist’s choice to name a sexually, precocious teenager ‘Lola’ too obvious a reference.