Book Reviews of The Child in Time

The Child in Time
The Child in Time
Author: Ian McEwan
ISBN-13: 9780385497527
ISBN-10: 0385497520
Publication Date: 11/2/1999
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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3 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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Award-winning author McEwan writes movingly of the struggle of a British children's writer to suvive the abduction of his only child and the subsequent break-up of his marriage.
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Finished reading this today. I thought it was very well written, with excellent characterizations, and an absorbing story about the agonies when a young couple loses a daughter by abduction. Having two young daughters myself, I can't imagine how horrific this experience would be. I thought McEwan did an excellent job of telling this story and how the parents tried to cope with the situation. The story is sometimes a little disconcerting by going to stories in the past relating to the husband's parents and early experiences. Overall though, McEwan does an excellent job of handling the experiences in a sensitive and caring way. I also thought the ending was very appropriate.
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I am having a very hard time getting into this book, I have picked it up and put it down about twice now. I hope to finish it however it might take awhile.
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Sublime writing. Don't read that beautiful ending first!