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Thorndike Press, Apr 1, 1999 - Fiction - 232 pages
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On a chilly February day, Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday meet in the throng outside a crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both had been Molly's lovers in the days before they became part of London's elite. Another of Molly's paramours was a foreign secretary who's stumping for Prime Minister. Urged by Molly's husband to sabotage the secretary's chances, the pair find themselves making moral choices that could have disastrous results.

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I'd give the writing five stars and the plot one. - Goodreads
The ending is just horrendous. - Goodreads
Good prose, but this is like a robot read for me. - Goodreads
It was hard to read the last few pages. - Goodreads
A great read with excellent character development. - Goodreads
The author did a great job at characterization. - Goodreads

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pfff, alright, either I'm too spoiled with good literature already or this is nothing extraordinary. Read full review

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The book tackles sensitive issues such as privacy rights and euthanasia subtly along the story. Although in the last pages, you realise that Clive has a nasty plan, the words on black and white in the ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Ian McEwan was born in Aldershot, England on June 21, 1948. He received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Sussex and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of East Anglia. He writes novels, plays, and collections of short stories including In Between the Sheets, The Cement Garden, The Comfort of Strangers, The Innocent, Black Dogs, The Daydreamer, and Enduring Love. He has won numerous awards including the 1976 Somerset Maugham Award for First Love, Last Rites; the 1987 Whitbread Novel Award and the 1993 Prix Fémina Etranger for The Child in Time; the 1998 Booker Prize for Fiction for Amserdam; and the 2002 W. H. Smith Literary Award, the 2003 National Book Critics' Circle Fiction Award, the 2003 Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction, and the 2004 Santiago Prize for the European Novel for Atonement. He also won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Saturday in 2006. In 2013 his title, Sweet Tooth and in 2014 The Children Act made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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