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Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
Sweet Tooth

Bookie Star, January 2, 2013

What I love about Ian McEwan's writing and especially in Sweet Tooth, is how he layers his writing with
literary references that heighten the reader's understanding of the time period and deeper connection to his characters. Sweet Tooth takes place in Cold War 1970s when life was fraught with espionage and hidden enemies. In England Mi5 and Mi6 were recruiting young people from the best schools to do compromising work. Mcewan gives us one these people, Serena, a third at Cambridg, as his heroine and weaves a story of love, intrigue, betrayal and surprise. mcEwan always pulls the reader in with gorgeously crafted prose and forces us to think about the crazy world we live in , present and past.
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Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
Sweet Tooth

Bookie Star, January 2, 2013

What I love about Ian McEwan's writing and especially in Sweet Tooth, is how he layers his writing
with literary references that heighten the reader's understanding of the time period and deeper connection to
his characters.Sweet Tooth takes place in Cold War 1970s when life was fraught with espionage and hidden
enemies. In England Mi5 and Mi6 were recruiting young people from the best schools to do compromising work. Mcewan gives us one these people, Serena, as his heroine and weaves a story of love, intrigue and surprise.
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Saturday: A Novel by Ian McEwan
Saturday: A Novel

Bookie Star, January 1, 2010

This book grabbed me from the first page and carried me through McEwan's facile tale of storytelling. His characters are always people you learn about but don't necessarily like. You know them so thoroughly by the end of the book that you understand their motivation and behavior. I love that McEwan introduces real life events which most readers can recall vividly and weaves his story with that as a backdrop, in this case the peace march which took place in London (simultaneously in other parts of the world) against the war in Iraq. Mc Ewan''s research is so impeccable that it adds another layer to the saga.
I read this when it first came out and I think back to it so often, since it was such a satisfying and disturbing read, as so many of his books tend to be.
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