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1.0 out of 5 stars How did this end up a Booker Prize winner?, 2 Oct. 2001
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This review is from: Amsterdam (Paperback)
Usually I look to the Booker Prize if I want to discover new novel by authors I do not automatically read - so I picked up "Amsterdam". What a huge disappointment. The plot is nicely executed - and I mean *executed*. While "Amsterdam" may be well-structured and plotted, the very contrived and overtly 'plotted' plot does undo the novel itself. Technically well-written, but should've remained an unpublished experiment. I hope this book isn't symptomatic for McEwan. I'm certainly not rushing out to read more of his novels.
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Initial post: 5 Sep 2011 21:35:46 BDT
Bookworm says:
I usually find that Booker prize winning books are very boring

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 13:41:08 BDT
Phone_Junkie says:
Well Miss J, if they come from the same mould as them who think an unmade bed is a work of art, then the books have no chance of being worth reading. You know, the type of person who is so far up their own a*** that the real world is merely something to spit on.
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