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Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
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Oct 10, 2008

it was amazing
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Recommended to Paulah by: I loved On Chesil Beach, so gave this a try, and am glad I did
Read in July, 2008

another incredible page-turner. love his bright and literate language, and got a kick out of his take on the newspaper business! must be an insider. even though you can see what's coming, this totally bizarre story keeps the reader hanging on a thread until the very last word. I'm sure Amsterdam will be made into a film someday, if that hasn't been done already.

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Ian McEwan
“The following day the editor presided over a sudued meeting with his senior staff. Tony Montano sat to one side, a silent observer.
"It's time we ran more regular columns. They're cheap, and everyone else is doing them. You know, we hire someone of low to medium intelligence, possibly female, to write about, well, nothing much. You've seen that sort of thing. Goes to a party and can't remember anyone's name. Twelve hundred words."
"Sort of naval gazing," Jeremy Ball suggested.
"Not quite. Gazing is too intellectual. More like naval chat.”
Ian McEwan, Amsterdam

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