Sunday, September 12, 2004

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Tonight is bookclub at the home of Mary Brooks, retired teacher friend. We read Atonement by Ian McEwan, a book I had read quickly a few summers back. At the time, I was interested in the first section of the novel, which is about a little girl who wants to be a writer. Then the second section moves to WWII, where the girl is serving as a nurse. I confess, I read the ending very quickly and the book didn't have much of an impact on me. This time, I really enjoyed the ending, which is a sort of writer's alternate ending to the horrible reality of her life.

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