Recently Finished: Atonement – Ian McEwan

Thought that this might be a good way to keep track of my reading. So whenever I finish a book, I will post about it.

 

Written in 2001 by British author Ian McEwan and shortlisted for the Booker Prize (McEwan won the 1998 Booker Prize for Amsterdam).

In late 2006, Lucilla Andrews’ autobiography No Time for Romance became the focus of a posthumous controversy when it was alleged that McEwan plagiarized from this work while writing Atonement. McEwan professed his innocence and several high profile authors leapt to his defence, including the reclusive Thomas Pynchon (Gravity’s Rainbow).

I liked Atonement and would give it 4 stars. I would also like to mention the unexpected C-bombs that get dropped…

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