✯ Atonement Books ✴ Author Ian McEwan – Tactical-player.co.uk

Ian McEwan S Symphonic Novel Of Love And War, Childhood And Class, Guilt And Forgiveness Provides All The Satisfaction Of A Brilliant Narrative And The Provocation We Have Come To Expect From This Master Of English Prose.On A Hot Summer Day In 1934, Thirteen Year Old Briony Tallis Witnesses A Moment S Flirtation Between Her Older Sister, Cecilia, And Robbie Turner, The Son Of A Servant And Cecilia S Childhood Friend But Briony S Incomplete Grasp Of Adult Motives Together With Her Precocious Literary Gifts Brings About A Crime That Will Change All Their Lives As It Follows That Crime S Repercussions Through The Chaos And Carnage Of World War II And Into The Close Of The Twentieth Century, Atonement Engages The Reader On Every Conceivable Level, With An Ease And Authority That Mark It As A Genuine Masterpiece. Atonement


About the Author: Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan was born on 21 June 1948 in Aldershot, England He studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1970 He received his MA degree in English Literature at the University of East Anglia.McEwan s works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim He won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories First Love, Last Ian McEwan was born on 21 June 1948 in Aldershot, England He studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1970 He received his MA degree in English Literature at the University of East Anglia.McEwan s works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim He won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories First Love, Last Rites the Whitbread Novel Award 1987 and the Prix F mina Etranger 1993 for The Child in Time and Germany s Shakespeare Prize in 1999 He has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction numerous times, winning the award for Amsterdam in 1998 His novel Atonement received the WH Smith Literary Award 2002 , National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award 2003 , Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction 2003 , and the Santiago Prize for the European Novel 2004 He was awarded a CBE in 2000 In 2006, he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Saturday and his novel On Chesil Beach was named Galaxy Book of the Year at the 2008 British Book Awards where McEwan was also named Reader s Digest Author of the Year.McEwan lives in London His most recently published work is Nutshell 2016



10 thoughts on “Atonement

  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here There are many reviews already of this book, and I did wonder whether the world needed anyBut I disagree so strongly with some of the opinions expressed that I m afraid I have to exercise my right to reply Two things in particu


  2. says:

    It s like To Kill A Mockingbird Only, instead of a flawed but relatable protagonist, we have a protagonist vilified beyond all reason Instead of a persecuted minority, we have a horny young man And instead of Atticus Finch, we haveIan McEwan And never, in the history of literature, has anyone worked quite thi


  3. says:

    In World War II England, 13 year old Briony Tallis misinterprets her older sister s love affair with their family s gardener to be something much worse than what it is Her innocence and partial understanding of the world begins a chain of events that tears the family apart and alters the course of the rest of th


  4. says:

    That I can remember, I ve never before disliked the start of a book so thoroughly, and by the end, gone on to think so much of it as a complete work.The last 2 3 of this novel are as good as contemporary fiction gets The first 1 3 is like reading a Jane Austen plot trapped in amber.As the title indicates Atonement


  5. says:

    I was bored with this until half way through, but then it got interesting It touches on imagination versus reality, fiction versus fact, in addition to the story content A portrait of an upper middle class English f...


  6. says:

    The subject matter of Atonement is literature itself, but it is muchFirst, the writer is one of its characters second, because Ian McEwan s novel creates a world where subjectivity and objectivity interfere mutually The characters are full of life and the language, even if elaborate and subtle, does not go around or make


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    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse In the heat of a 1930s Summer, a family reunites at their country home for what may be th


  8. says:

    What a lovely reread this was I first read this novel almost a decade ago, and the story has stayed with me The prose is gorgeous, and again I was completely absorbed in this novel My favorite character is Briony, the young writer seeking atonement for a mistake she made as a child And my heart aches for her sister, Cecilia, a


  9. says:

    I feel that perhaps I have sabotaged this book somewhat as I read it directly after finishing Love In the Time of Cholera, and perhaps in retrospect should have read a poetry book or some non fiction in between Clearly anything I would have read after finishing a Masterpiece would pale in comparison but I decided that the critica


  10. says:

    This is where a 2.5 star rating would be ideal I am extremely ambivalent about this novel first the pluses the writing is gorgeous McEwan has some of the best prose out there Every line has meat to it, nothing is throwaway, and every visual is so vivid that the reader is transported to a specific time and place Secondly, what everyo


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