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Black Dogs by Ian McEwan
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May 19, 12

Read in May, 2012

In "Black Dogs" Ian McEwan gives a really good picture of Jeremy interviewing his mother-in-law for the book of her memoirs he's going to write. The flashbacks to the lives of his mother and father-in-law and the days of his wife's childhood, all blend together in a wonderful story of the struggles of this couple, as members of the Communist party, in war-torn early/mid 40'S. All through the book the references to the incident his mother-in-law experienced with the black dogs and the effect this incident had on her marriage, her life, really keeps the attention of the reader, just given enough inforamtion that there was an "incident" and it was life-changing and the outcome, when finally learning about the incident and its effect on her life, is well-worth the read (at least I thought it was). The only reason I didn't give this book a full five was because I guess I wanted to spend just a little more time hearing about the inner transformation.
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