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Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
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Sep 07, 12

McEwan is the master of language, hands down, end of story. He could scribble plotless narrative onto a page and it would still be captivating and relentlessly enticing.

Is Serena Frome and modern-day woman in literature that is subservient to the drawls of men, though? Has McEwan fallen into this trap? The question surfaces many times throughout the novel, only to conclude with a passive understanding of narration (double narration), the interpretations of personal
'want' from the eyes of another person. It elicits agonizing frustration from the reader but covers McEwan's own back from committing that fatal feminine flaw within Serena. It's no Amsterdam or Atonement, and Enduring Love's story of deceitful love is, well, more enduring, but Sweet Tooth is good all the same.
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