Book Review of Atonement

Author: Ian McEwan
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1

This book (and subsequent movie)received so much hype that I feel a little disappointed when I was reading it. The author just is so OVER detailed and just rambles on and on about that I had a VERY difficult time getting interested and staying interested, that I found myself skimming a lot of the time. Towards the end, it did get a wee bit better and I was beginning to be able to read and imagine and retain what was actually happening. I am one to not stop reading a book ... but I came VERY close several times. I haven't seen the movie, but I think that this might be one of those rare exceptions where the movie is better than the book.