Monday, July 23, 2007

Amsterdam - Ian McEwan

Quite a short novel telling of the intertwined lives of the two protagonists (one the editor of a newspaper not entirely unlike the Times, the other a composer). We start with a funeral and end... well, we end in Amsterdam. Neither of the two men at the centre of the story impress as particularly nice people to know and as each faces a failure in his career it's perhaps hard to sympathise too much. Typical McEwan writing, great fun to read with characters and situations sketched in evocative shorthand that conveys just enough for us to feel it's real life being described.


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