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Enduring Love
Enduring Love
Author: Ian McEwan
On a windy spring day in the Chilterns, the calm, organized life of science writer Joe Rose is shattered when he witnesses a tragic accident: a hot-air balloon with a boy trapped in its basket is being tossed by the wind, and in the attempt to save the child, a man is killed. A stranger named Jed Parry joins Rose in helping to bring the balloon ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780099481249
ISBN-10: 0099481243
Publication Date: 10/28/2004
Pages: 256
Edition: Film Tie-in Ed
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Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Simply excellent. Saw the film first, which I thought was good, but this far exceeds the film. Mcewan is a wonderful writer.
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Incredibly good book, very creepy story. It was a page turner, I couldn't put it down.
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A very strange and interesting book. You'll probably find yourself trying to out think the plot, but the book keeps you guessing until the VERY end.
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McEwen is a master of point of view. I love how he takes one moment and writes a whole novel about that moment and all the implications.
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Currently, I am on an Ian McEwen tear. After reading Atonement, Saturday, and On Chesil Beach, I've made it my goal to read all of his writings.

The premise of this book is very interesting, and McEwen does not disappoint--much. The moment when several men converge to save a boy in a runaway hot air balloon is brilliant; however, the characters affected by the tragedy do not live up to this. McEwen never gives the reader any reason why events and people come together, which leaves a large hole that the reader cannot fill in. Additionally, the ending is anti-climatic.

While this sounds negative, I always enjoy reading McEwan's books because his writing is excellent, and his attention to the characters' thoughts are interesting.
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