Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thoughts for Thursday

Which book do you wish you could read again for the first time (maybe one that you loved but it had a twist or surprise ending and it wouldn't be as good to re-read)? Or, which book do you wish you would have read before seeing the movie?

I wish I would have read Atonement by Ian McEwan before seeing the movie. I rented the movie a few months ago. It was really good and had a very surprise ending. The book is on my 100 books list, so I think I'll wait to read it towards the end of the 5 years (maybe I'll forget the ending by then, but I doubt it).

Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.

On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia’s childhood friend. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives–together with her precocious literary gifts–brings about a crime that will change all their lives. As it follows that crime’s repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.
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