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2.0 out of 5 stars
Major disappointment, 25 Sept. 2011
I have read most of Ian McEwan's books and love most of them. However this proved to be a major disappointment. I could not find anything to like at all in the character Michael Beard, and most of all found it hard to understand what all those women in his life in the book could have seen in him either. It was not very believable. The subject matter did not grip me either, but that is a personal thing. The storyline never really gets going, and I kept waiting for real developments. They did not come. I was relieved to finish it to be honest!