Search Results for: Ian McEwan
SOLID GEOMETRY: Ian McEwan
“By the time I remembered the tea Maisie had left by my elbow it was cold. An important stage in the deterioration of our marriage was reached…” That starts the unfolding of marital discord between the narrator and Maisie, where they hit each other with a shoe outside the bathroom and she smashed the glass […]
The Cockroach – Ian McEwan
Vintage 2019 My previous reviews of this author: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/tag/ian-mcewan/ When I read this book, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…
Machines Like Me And People Like You – Ian McEwan
JONATHAN CAPE 2019 My previous references to Ian McEwan: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/tag/ian-mcewan/ When I read this book, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below….
NUTSHELL by Ian McEwan
Just received…. JONATHAN CAPE 2016 If I real-time this work during my reading of it, my comments will appear in the thought stream below….
A novel probably written by an AI in 2019….
“Novels ripe with tension, concealment and violence as well as moments of love and perfect formal resolution. But when the marriage of men and women to machines is complete, this literature will be redundant because we’ll understand each other too well. We’ll inhabit a community of minds to which we have immediate access. Connectivity will […]
I just this minute finished reading LESSONS by Ian McEwan, and, when I come out the other side of succumbing, I intend to read VICTORY CITY by Salman Rushdie. That seems the best order I could have chosen! But who knows!See you later!
THAT GLIMPSE OF TRUTH: 100 of the finest short stories linked and listed to my real-time reviews of them…
Nearly seventy years between above photos of the reviewer! *** The links shown below are to the comment streams… FIRST LINK: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2022/04/28/that-glimpse-of-truth/ THE BOOK OF JONAH THE DECEITFUL MARRIAGE: Miguel de Cervantes THE CHILDREN OF HAMELN: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm THE TELL-TALE HEART by Edgar Allan Poe THE NOSE by Nikolai Gogol THE SIGNAL-MAN: Charles Dickens […]
Four Penguin Short Story Anthologies edited by Philip Hensher linked and listed to my real-time reviews of them…
Links to the the comment streams… FIRST LINK: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2022/04/12/penguin-books-of-british-short-stories/ RUDYARD KIPLING: The Man Who Would be King P. G. WODEHOUSE: Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court THE WITHERED ARM by Thomas Hardy ‘MALACHI’ WHITAKER: Courage W. S. GILBERT: An Elixir of Love JACK COMMON: Nineteen OLIVE SCHREINER: The Buddhist Priest’s Wife THE DANCING-MISTRESS by Elizabeth Bowen SECOND […]
A memorable story I hope never to remember
IAN MCEWAN: Pornography “…O’Byrne used to call him Little Runt. At Harold’s elbow a miniature radio rasped…” Two brothers, one, O’B, ten years younger but taller than the other, H.H runs an ‘adult’ magazine shop business and employs O’B there.O’B is playing fast and loose with two nurses, but neither knows of the other. One […]
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