The Cement Garden

by | Publisher: Vintage
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| 12 total contributions of which 9 reviews , 3 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
The first novel by the Booker Prize-winning author of Amsterdam.In the relentless summer heat, four abruptly orphaned children retreat into a shadowy, isolated world, and find their own strange and unsettling ways of fending for themselves. ...Continua
Wrote 4/20/15
"I did not kill my father, but I sometimes felt I had helped him on his way.", said Jack opening the novel. The story is set in England at the end of 1970 and it is narrated by Jack who is fifteen years old; he is the eldest son of a family of fou...Continua
Wrote 4/11/11

A very unsettling tale, but sometimes it is useful to read out of one's comfort zone. I really thought I could feel that smell...

Wrote 10/24/10
Wrote 5/27/09
To me, this is Ian McEwan's great masterpiece. I read this book first in its Italian translation and secondly in the original version. One of not so many times in which the original does not delude the translation, indeed. The copy I own is a 1978 fi...Continua

'Disturbing' is the right word to describe this book.

Mr.McEwan... what did you do in 1987?

Wrote Mar 29, 2017, 23:08
Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short and wear shirts and boots because it's okay to be a boy, for girls it's like promotion. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading, according to you, because secretly you believe that being a girl is...Continua
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Wrote Jun 15, 2009, 11:26
Non ho ucciso mio padre, ma certe volte mi sembra quasi di avergli dato una mano a morire. E se non fosse capitata in coincidenza con una pietra miliare nel mio sviluppo fisico, la sua morte sembrerebbe un fatto insignificante in confronto a quello c...Continua
Wrote Jan 04, 2009, 22:12
la lettura di questo ottimo romanzo è stata da me suggerita nell'ultimo reading del nostro gruppo, ma alcune mie amiche sono rimaste sconvolte dalla crudezza della trama

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