This is the fourth book I have read by Ian McEwan and once again I had to close the book a few times to digest what I had just read. Although I found this story highly disturbing, I couldn't help but get caught up in McEwan's ebb and flow of writing. There wasn't a moment I wanted to put it down (and didn't need to as it is quite a short story of 127pages). I would recommend this to anyone that truly enjoys authors that write on the perverse and daring cuff of what society would deem as unacceptable. Read this.