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Solar by Ian McEwan
Solar by Ian McEwan
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Just glancing at the star ratings for this book and I can see why the reception is so mixed. It's no spoiler to say the book ends on a huge cliff hanger and that is massively frustrating for the reader. However I can't agree with people saying that the fundamental problem lies in the dislike-ability of the protagonist. Yes he's an ass, in the style of a Martin Amis character, but this does not make the novel any less readable. A very weird read but certainly one worth persevering with; I personally did not get bored half way through. I rarely have time to finish a book these days but I finished this.
I should add that for those of you who are fans of Atonement, do not expect the same… Read more
What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? ~ The Vaccines
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect pop, 12 April 2011
I've only listened to the album twice through and I'm already a little bit in love with it. It's very British and in places it's utterly beautiful; you really can't go wrong for the money so why not buy it and see. If you want a taste of the album, buy 'All In White' which is fast becoming one of my favourite songs of the past year, it's so good.

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