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Ian McEwan: On Chesil Beach

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ISBN13: 9781135733308
ISBN10: 1135733309
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Deborah Montuori, August 2, 2007 (view all comments by Deborah Montuori)
From the reviews I had read, I wasn't sure I'd enjoy this book, although I am a big fan of McEwan's work. How much can one really say about a failed wedding night? But On Chesil Beach is so much more than that. It's a study of a moment in time--not just Edward and Frances's wedding night, but the more innocent (or more restrictive, depending on your point of view) world of the 1960s. It's about love, expectations, dreams, what we feel and what we cannot say, and our penchant for lingering over what might have been. I can't say that this is my favorite McEwan novel, but I was surprised by how it kept me engaged--and by how long it stayed with me once I had finished reading.
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Abigail Johnson, June 13, 2007 (view all comments by Abigail Johnson) is the kind of book you could put down, walk away, never finish it, and not regret it.
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June 13, 2007
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