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User Review  - martymojito - LibraryThing

I was disappointed in The Child in Time. I am a big McEwan fan but this lacks a compelling story. Not enough plot and too much feelings, is that the right word. McEwan can do great plots but this left ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Melanti - LibraryThing

I'm not sure what to make of this novel. It was strange, to say the least. It does have a few hints of time travel in it, sort of. Barely. And it had a few hints of magical realism, sort of. Barely ... Read full review

Review: The Child in Time

User Review  - Anna-Kathrin - Goodreads

Hmm Hmm Hmm. I'm not entirely sure if I like this book or not. McEwan's writing is certainly good - but the plot of this book? Eh. It was at times quite boring and hard to get through. Whenever I put ... Read full review

Review: The Child in Time

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

Tedious sad and thoughtful. Beyond the subject - it's the authors writing that makes you want to continue reading. His wording and overall writing talent : A+ ... But this book of his : B- Read full review

Review: The Child in Time

User Review  - Mark Wilkerson - Goodreads

Let me start by stating that this is the first McEwan novel I have read. He is a legend among contemporary writers, I've been told (his name comes up in many conversations I have with friends), so I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jean - Goodreads

maybe it's just his style of writing but I had a hard time staying interested in this. It bounced back and forth too much. I wanted to love it but it just didn't engage me at all. Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Whilst I appreciated the story line of the book, I found it a little bit too contrived. Read full review

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User Review  - Lizzy - Goodreads

I actually haven't read this book, I have half read it about four times because I just get lost in the middle, not sure if it is me not in the right frame of mind or the book but I just get lost somewhere in the middle! Read full review

Review: The Child in Time

User Review  - Kay Robart - Goodreads

The Child in Time is one of Ian McEwan's earlier books, written in the mid-1980′s. It is an odd book, the themes and subplots of which all have to do with childhood and the relationships between ... Read full review

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User Review  - Khadija Jamal - Goodreads

The Child In Time by Ian McEwan. The story of a father dealing with the sudden disappearance of his three year old daughter and the consequences upon his mental state and social relationships ... Read full review


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