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Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
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Sep 04, 2012

really liked it
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Read from December 11 to 17, 2012

This was a hard call on the rating. It felt like 5 stars as I finished it, but parts in the middle were a bit of a slog, particularly those about the history of MI5 and 6. That being said, it's a clever novel and has a lot to say about writers and readers and the relationship between them. The ending is perfect and not at all what I expected.
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12/12/2012 page 48
12/13/2012 page 76
23.0% "This is a novel that requires a close read, and so is slow-going."
12/14/2012 page 135
42.0% "Watched an interview with McEwan. He noted that Sweet Tooth is about readers and writers, and what is it like to read the writing of someone you know. It's also about reading something that reflects your experience of life vs. something entirely outside of your experience. Serena prefers the former."
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