This is another collection of short stories by Ian McEwan written 30 years ago. Compared with "First Love, Last Rites", "In Between the Sheets" is more laborious and difficult to read.
Like its predecessor, the seven stories are all about tormented souls with a very twisted mind. The narrators are all crazy people, obsessed with sex. Reading along, I felt like I was listening to lunatics rambling. In one story, "To and Fro", the narrator was talking so much nonsense that I had no idea what it was about even when I reached the end of the story.
However, the book is redeemed by one story (and one story alone) - "Dead as They Come". This little piece is narrated by a tycoon who, after 3 failed marriages, found the love of his life, Helen. Helen, however, was a dummy in the display window of a department store. Poignant and shocking, this story will blow you away....Continua