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This review is from: Sweet Tooth (Kindle Edition)
I have read several of Ian McEwan's novels and enjoyed all of them except 'Solar'. I read about one third of 'Sweet Tooth' before I became really interested in the story of Serena Frome. The best parts of this novel are definitely in the closing stages from when Serena spends Christmas, reluctantly, with her family rather than with Tom in Brighton. The author drops a hint at this point that all may not be well in her relationship with Tom Haley. When they are finally re-united a few days into the New Year the love making is as great as ever but a little different----. From then onwards, Ian McEwan guides us in a cleverly controlled way to the denouement and while much of it is expected there is a wonderful twist or even two! As Serena says early in the novel,from the standpoint of a woman of sixty,she loses her job with MI5 and ruins her lover but there is so much more----.
Ian McEwan's social, political and literary references add depth and realism to this novel.
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Initial post: 29 Mar 2013 21:47:09 GMT
Don't give away the plot with your review! It makes it most disappointing for readers.
Posted on 28 May 2013 10:27:44 BDT
Kevin G. Conroy says:
How can you not have liked Solar. It was brilliant.
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