Books - Review

AtonementA young girl lies about who she saw seeing rape her cousin and as a result her sister's lover gets prosecuted and jailed. Then turns into a WW2 story as the different characters involved play their parts in that. The girl is a novelist and there's some stuff about the meaning of stories etc too...
by Ian McEwan
Score: 8.5
Published: 2001
Read: February 11th 2002


John said

Excellent! Runner up for the 2001 Booker prize, although I enjoyed it more than the Peter Carey which won. Pressie from Helen again, who also read and enjoyed it.

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