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The Comfort of Strangers

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Publisher Comments:

As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked into their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though someone is waiting for them who cares deeply about how they appear. When they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell, they become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession.

Review:

"As the best young writer on this island, McEwan's evocations of feeling and place and his analysis of mood and relationship remain haunting and compelling." The Times (London)

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"As always, McEwan manages his own idiom with remarkable grace and inventiveness; his characters are at home in their dreams, and so is he." Guardian (London)

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"The Maestro." New Statesman

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"McEwan, that master of the taciturn macabre, so organizes his narrative that, without insisting anything, every turn and glimpse is another tightening of the noose. The evils of power and the power of evil are transmitted with a steely coolness, and in a prose that has a feline grace." Observer (London)

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"Convincing and clinging as a nightmare....[McEwan is] an alluringly gifted writer." The New York Times Book Review

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"McEwan has — a style and a vision of life of his own....No one interested in the state and mood of contemporary Britain can afford not to read him." John Fowles

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"A sparkling and adventurous writer." Dennis Potter

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"An exquisite miniature gothic." Chicago Tribune

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"Smooth, classy...elegant and restrained." The Village Voice

Synopsis:

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About the Author

Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of more than ten books, including the novels The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize; and The Child in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award; as well as the story collections First Love, Last Rites, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and In Between the Sheets. He has also written screenplays, plays, television scripts, a children's book, and the libretto for an oratorio. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679749844
Author:
McEwan, Ian
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Erotica
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
British
Subject:
Erotic stories
Subject:
Italy Fiction.
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;venice;british;italy;literature;20th century;violence;relationships;travel;murder;england;british literature;literary fiction;sex;english;suspense;contemporary;english literature;crime;psychological thriller;1980s;contemporary fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
November 1, 1994
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.04x5.16x.40 in. .31 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages Anchor Books/Doubleday - English 9780679749844 Reviews:
"Review" by , "As the best young writer on this island, McEwan's evocations of feeling and place and his analysis of mood and relationship remain haunting and compelling."
"Review" by , "As always, McEwan manages his own idiom with remarkable grace and inventiveness; his characters are at home in their dreams, and so is he."
"Review" by , "The Maestro."
"Review" by , "McEwan, that master of the taciturn macabre, so organizes his narrative that, without insisting anything, every turn and glimpse is another tightening of the noose. The evils of power and the power of evil are transmitted with a steely coolness, and in a prose that has a feline grace."
"Review" by , "Convincing and clinging as a nightmare....[McEwan is] an alluringly gifted writer."
"Review" by , "McEwan has — a style and a vision of life of his own....No one interested in the state and mood of contemporary Britain can afford not to read him."
"Review" by , "A sparkling and adventurous writer."
"Review" by , "An exquisite miniature gothic."
"Review" by , "Smooth, classy...elegant and restrained."
"Synopsis" by , US
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