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Solar by Ian McEwan
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You'd call me a fan of McEwan. I've read most of his books. With this one comes the revelation that I've finished all of them feeling a little deflated. I'm getting the impression that McEwan runs out of steam about two-thirds of the way through and has to work really hard to get to the end.
The protagonist in Solar is a monster. His excesses are so gross that I wonder how the women in the book can be captivated by him. But this implausibility aside, this classic rise-and-fall structured tale held my attention. As others have testified McEwan can put words down on the page in an order that moves the reader emotionally.
I enjoyed it - 3 stars, like - but ...

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July 1, 2014 – Finished Reading
July 22, 2014 – Shelved

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