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by Ian McEwan

Review of Atonement by Ian McEwan

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       A fine story made special by the author's mesmeric prose. McEwan has an unhurried style of writing allows each character and seemingly insignificant scene to render itself with crystal clarity in the reader's mind. An accumulation of events and the naivety of a fledgling imagination leads to the crime for which the main character must atone. Each major scene is played out to a vivid backdrop and the reader is artfully  encouraged to muse on what atonement really is and whether it has been ultimately achieved.

Atonement by Ian McEwan was reviewed by Tony Inchpractice

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       I was enthralled to discover Atonement on the 100 best novels ever written list. Ian McEwan is a true artist. If anyone paints pictures with words he is the man. I am not sure if I have read a more poetic sounding novel. Other that the astounding quality of McEwan's writing the plot itself is intriguing and layered. This novel is not only a romance novel, but also a war tale. It puts emphasis the coming of age, guilt, and forgiveness. The characters are as colorful and realistic as you and me. This heartbreaking tale of star-crossed lovers is a true classic and would not surprise me in the least if high-schoolers in the future read this work of art. In my personal opinion, this novel is of literary merit and I can not wait to read more works by Ian McEwan.

Atonement by Ian McEwan was reviewed by Mrs. Sam Winchester24


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