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Atonement by Ian McEwan
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Apr 26, 09

I didn’t like atonement very much due to the writing style and the character development. Especially in part 1, the writing is very flowery and excessively descriptive. Mcewan was writing beautifully solely for the purpose of beautiful writing. It was boring and uneventful, reading it was tedious and unrewarding. Briony is a bratty drama queen who drove me crazy from the pages and made me feel like I was babysitting annoying children. Once the boring beginning is over the story shifts to Robbie at war; pages upon pages of military jargon and continuing eventless plot. The end made me so mad and I was actually angry at Briony as if she were a real person. The love between Cecilia and Robbie is cute but seemed unrealistic and weird. I liked the movie a lot better than the book but I didn’t love either.

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