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A stunning, evocative and deeply moving novel.,
This review is from: Enduring Love (Paperback)
An exquisite representation of the principal taboos of modern society - that of stalking and descending into insanity - this novel explores, with a mind-numbingly literary beauty, the mind of one Jed Parry, desperate to force his Christian devotion on the unsuspecting Joe and Clarissa. The book opens with McEwan triumphantly exclaiming that 'the beginning is simple to mark'; yet, as the novel progresses further, it is clear that, in fact, Jed's mind is a complex vortex of simple emotions amplified to such an extent by his religious conviction that a balloon incident with which the novel begins becomes the catalyst for a cataclysmic series of events that will challenge even Joe's most scientific and rational state of mind.