Atonement: A Novel by Ian McEwan

I just finished Atonement (2001) by Ian McEwan. I had read Cement Garden earlier and enjoyed it (must also see that movie), and now I must see the widely touted movie  based on the novel. Wickpedia has a very good article on the novel if you’d like quick information. Here’s the link:

In addition to the metafiction and psychological realism techniques the novel incorporates, I found the novel mesmerizing, the themes deeply touching. Like Kite Runner, Atonement deals with a character haunted  by personal failure.  There are several points of view presented, but the most interesting is that of Briony’s.

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