Thursday, January 24, 2008

On Chesil Beach



This week at book group we discuss Chesil Beach.

I loved it. Ok I'm a McEwan fan anyway, but this is one of his best I reckon, up there with Atonement.

Sure there are flaws, but it's beautifully crafted and an immensely impressive work. A skilful breakdown of how two people in love could end up at a pivotal moment, where communication catastrophically and irretrievably fails and it all falls apart.

3 comments:

sally said...

Oh suely not??? I can;t imagine that happening......

Sarah said...

I heard parts of it serialised on radio 4 and I wasn't taken with it. But I love atonement, so maybe I'll give it another go.

Boatylicious said...

I too loved it!!! It was my first McEwan and once I gave into his pace (as I keep telling everyone to do), I loved it. The second half altogether was incredible. Since then, I've read Atonement and just finished Amsterdam. Love him!

p.s. HI!!