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Atonement
Atonement
par Ian McEwan
Edition : Relié

8 internautes sur 11 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Another McEwan masterpiece, 6 mai 2002
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Atonement (Relié)
The book starts off gently and slowly unfolding the events on a hot summer day, by the end of which all hell breaks loose, changing the life of three persons. The rhythm then changes once again, tracing their lifes. As with Ian McEwan's other books, this is a fascinating read. The subject matter may be less shocking than some of his earlier stuff, but once started, it's just as difficult to put down.


The Assault
The Assault
par Harry Mulisch
Edition : Broché
Prix : EUR 12,25

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Looking forward to read more of Mulisch's work, 29 avril 2002
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : The Assault (Broché)
The book opens with a young boy fascinated by a man moving a punt forward by holding onto a pole and walking backwards. The book follows in the same scheme - during the nazi occupation of Holland, a collaborator is killed by an underground movement, and a boy witnesses his parents taken away, and their house burnt as retiliation by the Germans. The book moves forward in time, while at the same time looking deeper into the past. A seemingly simple cause and effect, blame and innocence at the beginning becomes more and more complex as the main character, reluctantly discovers more. This is a brilliant study of guilt and condemnation, of knowledge and understanding, of the reluctance to face the past and the future. Strongly recommended.


Eating People is Wrong
Eating People is Wrong
par Malcolm Bradbury
Edition : Broché

4.0 étoiles sur 5 Brilliant, 29 avril 2002
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Eating People is Wrong (Broché)
I just couldn't drop this book once I started it. It is a hilarious take on campus and academic life. Stuart Treece, a 40 year old professor in a provincial university tries his best to be fair to everyone, in a very English, and academic way.
If you still haven't read Martin Amis' "Lucky Jim", I suggest you read it before reading this book, to get some of the references.


How to be Good
How to be Good
par Nick Hornby
Edition : Broché

31 internautes sur 32 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
3.0 étoiles sur 5 A rather disappointing Hornby, 23 avril 2002
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : How to be Good (Broché)
I started this book with high expectations. I have
read, and loved, High Fidelity and Fever Pitch,
although I was rather disappointed with About a
Boy. In the end I found this to be, possibly the most
disappointing of Hornby's books - the characters
rather lifeless and flat, and the writing comes
nowhere near that of High Fidelity. It is an
interesting quick read, but not much more. If you
haven't read the author's previous books start
with those - if you have, and you loved them,
do not expect anything on the same level,
because you will probably be rather disappointed.


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