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The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
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Sep 17, 11

really liked it
Read from August 19 to September 18, 2011

"the child in time" evokes a melancholy in me. i felt a kind of sadness and reading it put me in a pensive mood. sometimes, i feel like i'm mourning for my childhood (while reading the book), which was great. i wanted to be a child again, and felt somewhat depressed i'll never be one again.

there were so much truth in this book, sometimes i feel like the author is speaking personally to me. it also made me wonder if one day, if i became a parent, a mum, and lost my child in the blink of an eye, a moment of unawareness, what would i do? would i ever move on? it got me thinking of parents whose child/children got kidnapped, and all the children who was taken away from their parents and home and i wanted to weep for them all.

4 stars. it ended beautifully.. not what i was hoping for, but something more realistic.. which is good, i guess. i'll be on the lookout for more books by mr. mcEwan.

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