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On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
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Feb 28, 2008

it was amazing

Dripping in an irony of sorts, for example the whole description of the meal (like when "he rose from the roast" to move toward the master bed), but yes it's sad at the same time since the fact that they
are prepared to try to eat the meal also gets to the reason why they will be torn apart by the end of the night. The saddest aspects of the book was that the author made the good parts of their relationship so believable and moving (like when she walks through the countryside to meet him); and then when he shows how all the things that go wrong could easily not have done. I really felt like there was a good way out of their situation that he shows you, and he makes you believe both in the possibility of things working out and in how easy it is for them not to.

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