A Novel

by | Publisher: Anchor
Average vote of 1503
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On a chilly February day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a London crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence: ...Continua

In my opinion : boring style of writing, boring characters, boring scenario boring end that should have been a shock...

Wrote 3/17/15
When we finish this novel, we have a sensation of surprise: everything has an unexpected development emphasized by the rhythm, the syntax, the mutation of tone and the channels of narration. "Amsterdam" is a short novel that concentrates most essent...Continua
Wrote 1/22/15
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“In his corner of West London, and in his self-preoccupied daily round, it was easy for Clive to think of civilization as the sum of all the arts, along with design, cuisine, good wine, and the like. But now it appeared that this was what it really w...Continua
Wrote 9/1/13
Confesso che mi ha attirato il titolo visto che ero di ritorno da un viaggio in olanda e avevo freschi in memoria i luoghi visitati. Potrebbe essere ambientato ovunque perche' a parte un brevissimo passaggio non c'e' mai riferimento a un luogo, quind...Continua
Wrote 8/20/13

è un po' pazzo McEwan......alla fine uccide tutti.
però ha una scrittura narrativa molto bella.

Wrote Apr 12, 2009, 22:29
"Ah" he sighed at last. "The Dutch and their reasonable Laws".
"Quite", Garmony said. "When it comes to being reasonable, they rather go over the top."
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