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On Chesil Beach by [McEwan, Ian]
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Praise for "Saturday
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"[McEwan] is the master clockmaster of novelists, piecing together cogs and wheels of his plots with unerring meticulousness....Finely wrought and shimmering with intelligence..."
--"New York Times Book Review"
"In "Saturday," the marvelously gifted Ian McEwan turns a single day into nearly twenty-four hours emblematic of an entire era."
--"Chicago Tribune
""McEwan is supremely gifted...."Saturday" is a tour de force."
--"Washington Post Book World
""McEwan is in the first tier of novelists writing in English today....He has achieved a complete mastery of his craft."
"--New York Observer
""Impeccable...Beautifully crafted...Fluid, richly textured...Engrossing."
"--Entertainment Weekly
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“Heartbreaking. . . . Breathtaking. . . . Masterly. . . . No one now writing in English surpasses or even matches McEwan's accomplishment.” —"The Washington Post Book World"
“Remarkable, engaging, and gripping. . . . "On Chesil Beach" is not only a wonderful read but also perhaps that rarest of things: a perfect novel.”
—"San Francisco Chronicle"
“Dazzling. . . . McEwan treats [his subject] with a boundless sympathy, one that enlists the reader even as it disguises the fact that this seeming novel of manners is as fundamentally a horror novel as any [he's] written.”
—Jonathan Lethem, "The New York Times Book Review"
“A small, perfect, haunting work of art. . . . McEwan draws a humane, touching, sometimes comic portrait of marital misunderstanding in an era when so much less was sayable, or said.”
—"Los Angeles Times Book Review"
“Vintage McEwan. . . . His finely honed prose is a de

"Heartbreaking. . . . Breathtaking. . . . Masterly. . . . No one now writing in English surpasses or even matches McEwan's accomplishment." --"The Washington Post Book World""Remarkable, engaging, and gripping. . . . "On Chesil Beach" is not only a wonderful read but also perhaps that rarest of things: a perfect novel." --"San Francisco Chronicle""Dazzling. . . . McEwan treats [his subject] with a boundless sympathy, one that enlists the reader even as it disguises the fact that this seeming novel of manners is as fundamentally a horror novel as any [he's] written." --Jonathan Lethem, "The New York Times Book Review""A small, perfect, haunting work of art. . . . McEwan draws a humane, touching, sometimes comic portrait of marital misunderstanding in an era when so much less was sayable, or said." --"Los Angeles Times Book Review""Vintage McEwan. . . . His finely honed prose is a deep pleasure to experience." --"Chicago Sun-Times""Marvelously realized. . . .Wrenching, funny, smart, and hugely gratifying in unexpected ways. . . . "On Chesil Beach" is as merciful to its characters as it is merciless in its heartbreak." --"The Boston Globe""Exquisite. . . . compressed, crisp, [and] warmly specific. . . .[A] small masterpiece." --"Entertainment Weekly," "A""Quietly riveting. . . . McEwan has never written more beautifully than he does in [this] melancholy and haunting new novel." --"O, The Oprah Magazine""A poignant meditation on love's ebb and flow." --"Vogue""A parable of failed empathy . . . mordant [and] melancholy." --"The Village Voice""Completely absorbing. . . . [I]nfused with a bitter poignancy...intense and powerful . . . a masterpiece." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer"

Heartbreaking. . . . Breathtaking. . . . Masterly. . . . No one now writing in English surpasses or even matches McEwan's accomplishment. "The Washington Post Book World" Remarkable, engaging, and gripping. . . . "On Chesil Beach" is not only a wonderful read but also perhaps that rarest of things: a perfect novel. "San Francisco Chronicle" Dazzling. . . . McEwan treats [his subject] with a boundless sympathy, one that enlists the reader even as it disguises the fact that this seeming novel of manners is as fundamentally a horror novel as any [he's] written. Jonathan Lethem, "The New York Times Book Review" A small, perfect, haunting work of art. . . . McEwan draws a humane, touching, sometimes comic portrait of marital misunderstanding in an era when so much less was sayable, or said. "Los Angeles Times Book Review" Vintage McEwan. . . . His finely honed prose is a deep pleasure to experience. "Chicago Sun-Times" Marvelously realized. . . .Wrenching, funny, smart, and hugely gratifying in unexpected ways. . . . "On Chesil Beach" is as merciful to its characters as it is merciless in its heartbreak. "The Boston Globe" Exquisite. . . . compressed, crisp, [and] warmly specific. . . .[A] small masterpiece. "Entertainment Weekly," A Quietly riveting. . . . McEwan has never written more beautifully than he does in [this] melancholy and haunting new novel. "O, The Oprah Magazine" A poignant meditation on love's ebb and flow. "Vogue" A parable of failed empathy . . . mordant [and] melancholy. "The Village Voice" Completely absorbing. . . . [I]nfused with a bitter poignancy intense and powerful . . . a masterpiece. "The Philadelphia Inquirer""

Heartbreaking. . . . Breathtaking. . . . Masterly. . . . No one now writing in English surpasses or even matches McEwan's accomplishment." The Washington Post Book World

Remarkable, engaging, and gripping. . . . On Chesil Beach is not only a wonderful read but also perhaps that rarest of things: a perfect novel." San Francisco Chronicle

Dazzling. . . . McEwan treats [his subject] with a boundless sympathy, one that enlists the reader even as it disguises the fact that this seeming novel of manners is as fundamentally a horror novel as any [he's] written." Jonathan Lethem, The New York Times Book Review

A small, perfect, haunting work of art. . . . McEwan draws a humane, touching, sometimes comic portrait of marital misunderstanding in an era when so much less was sayable, or said." Los Angeles Times Book Review

Vintage McEwan. . . . His finely honed prose is a deep pleasure to experience." Chicago Sun-Times

Marvelously realized. . . .Wrenching, funny, smart, and hugely gratifying in unexpected ways. . . . On Chesil Beach is as merciful to its characters as it is merciless in its heartbreak." The Boston Globe

Exquisite. . . . compressed, crisp, [and] warmly specific. . . .[A] small masterpiece." Entertainment Weekly, A

Quietly riveting. . . . McEwan has never written more beautifully than he does in [this] melancholy and haunting new novel." O, The Oprah Magazine

A poignant meditation on love's ebb and flow." Vogue

A parable of failed empathy . . . mordant [and] melancholy." The Village Voice

Completely absorbing. . . . [I]nfused with a bitter poignancy intense and powerful . . . a masterpiece." The Philadelphia Inquirer

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-Heartbreaking. . . . Breathtaking. . . . Masterly. . . . No one now writing in English surpasses or even matches McEwan's accomplishment.- --The Washington Post Book World

-Remarkable, engaging, and gripping. . . . On Chesil Beach is not only a wonderful read but also perhaps that rarest of things: a perfect novel.- --San Francisco Chronicle

-Dazzling. . . . McEwan treats [his subject] with a boundless sympathy, one that enlists the reader even as it disguises the fact that this seeming novel of manners is as fundamentally a horror novel as any [he's] written.- --Jonathan Lethem, The New York Times Book Review

-A small, perfect, haunting work of art. . . . McEwan draws a humane, touching, sometimes comic portrait of marital misunderstanding in an era when so much less was sayable, or said.- --Los Angeles Times Book Review

-Vintage McEwan. . . . His finely honed prose is a deep pleasure to experience.- --Chicago Sun-Times

-Marvelously realized. . . .Wrenching, funny, smart, and hugely gratifying in unexpected ways. . . . On Chesil Beach is as merciful to its characters as it is merciless in its heartbreak.- --The Boston Globe

-Exquisite. . . . compressed, crisp, [and] warmly specific. . . .[A] small masterpiece.- --Entertainment Weekly, -A-

-Quietly riveting. . . . McEwan has never written more beautifully than he does in [this] melancholy and haunting new novel.- --O, The Oprah Magazine

-A poignant meditation on love's ebb and flow.- --Vogue

-A parable of failed empathy . . . mordant [and] melancholy.- --The Village Voice

-Completely absorbing. . . . [I]nfused with a bitter poignancy...intense and powerful . . . a masterpiece.- --The Philadelphia Inquirer



"Heartbreaking. . . . Breathtaking. . . . Masterly. . . . No one now writing in English surpasses or even matches McEwan's accomplishment." --The Washington Post Book World

"Remarkable, engaging, and gripping. . . . On Chesil Beach is not only a wonderful read but also perhaps that rarest of things: a perfect novel." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Dazzling. . . . McEwan treats [his subject] with a boundless sympathy, one that enlists the reader even as it disguises the fact that this seeming novel of manners is as fundamentally a horror novel as any [he's] written." --Jonathan Lethem, The New York Times Book Review

"A small, perfect, haunting work of art. . . . McEwan draws a humane, touching, sometimes comic portrait of marital misunderstanding in an era when so much less was sayable, or said." --Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Vintage McEwan. . . . His finely honed prose is a deep pleasure to experience." --Chicago Sun-Times

"Marvelously realized. . . .Wrenching, funny, smart, and hugely gratifying in unexpected ways. . . . On Chesil Beach is as merciful to its characters as it is merciless in its heartbreak." --The Boston Globe

"Exquisite. . . . compressed, crisp, [and] warmly specific. . . .[A] small masterpiece." --Entertainment Weekly, "A"

"Quietly riveting. . . . McEwan has never written more beautifully than he does in [this] melancholy and haunting new novel." --O, The Oprah Magazine

"A poignant meditation on love's ebb and flow." --Vogue

"A parable of failed empathy . . . mordant [and] melancholy." --The Village Voice

"Completely absorbing. . . . [I]nfused with a bitter poignancy...intense and powerful . . . a masterpiece." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tim Adams, Observer

`[Exhibits] McEwan's brilliance as a novelist'

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 647 KB
  • Print Length: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (10 Jun. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000YJ6736
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 399 customer reviews
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