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Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
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Oct 26, 2008

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this was my first book by Ian McEwan - he's been on the list for awhile. I found this book very readable, and I really enjoyed the development of the main characters. However, I didn't really buy the ending - it was an interesting plot and twist at the end but I thought it pushed the characters to far beyond the boundaries he created for them. Of note though - he describes the process of writing music (one of the main characters is a composer) very dynamically - I felt like I was in the guy's head. I would be interested what a musician thought of these passages - close at all to the real experience? In sum, I'm ready to try something else by Ian McEwan.
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