Atonement by Ian McEwan
Date Read: December 2007
1. Atonement is the story of how one little girl’s imagination tore apart an English family in 1935. Following the stories of two sisters and the boy they grew up with, Atonement starts in the countryside and takes us into WWII, which works as a pretty effective setting.
2. The ending…sigh. SO GOOD. I adored this book. McEwan has such an amazing ability to create complex characters. I was a little bored by the middle section (Robbie at war) but, as a whole, I enjoyed the novel.
3. Did you see the movie? I very much enjoyed the movie. Although I still prefer the book. Naturally.
Three Things Thursday is a new weekly feature where I review books I read prior to blogging by sharing just three things about them.
Wonderful review, Michelle! I am loving your ‘3 Things Thursday’ meme 🙂 I haven’t read ‘Atonement’ – it is giving me an angry look from my bookshelf, making me feel guilty. But I have seen the movie and I loved it – it is one of my favourite movies. The ending is unexpected. I loved the performances of all the major actresses / actors and I loved the fact that Vanessa Redgrave was a narrator.
I’m reading this one now, and it’s fabbbbbulous! I hope to finish it today, in fact.
I also loved Atonement, though I have to admit that after multiple readings…. I still don’t really get the ending. Did it happen? Did it not happen? My small brain can’t tell.
I also cannot get over this novel. I saw the movie first and it was replicated so well and so closely that I love both. Even the casting is spectacular.
If you are interested. Here is a link to a review of Atonement that I wrote late last year.
I enjoyed the movie but preferred the book also.
I LOVED Keira Knightly’s green evening dress in the movie though. I want one just like it. Gorgeous.