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Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
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Feb 24, 2011

it was amazing
Recommended to Joan by: Debra Ratner
Read from April 06 to May 25, 2011 — I own a copy

Even though there are still two class meetings to go, I finished the last two assignments after class yesterday. Just couldn't stand not to read to the end. Psychologically intricate, superbly written, with many plot twists at the end. I look forward to our remaining discussions.
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Reading Progress

04/14/2011 page 43
16.0% "This book is provoking lively discussion in Debra's novel class."
04/19/2011 page 56
21.0% "I've completed the second week's assignment for the novel class. We'll discuss it at our meeting tomorrow, and I can hardly wait. Complex, focused, with ominous undertones."
04/20/2011 page 83
32.0% "Great discussion of Chapter 6 and the beginning of Chapter 7--which I then finished at home. I will miss next week's meeting, so now I can read to p. 116 for the May 4 meeting--but I'll wait until later so it will be fresh in my mind. Although I read this book several years ago, I don't retain what I read so it's almost all fresh to me, and acquires depth when read slowly in the context of the class."
05/23/2011 page 182
69.0% "This is where Debra's class finished on Wednesday. Still can read to p. 205 for our next class. This book has provoked more lively discussions than any other (and our discussions are never dull). Is this because of the threat posed by severe mental illness?"
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Barbara Joan, it's good to see that you valued this book as much as I did! Quirky? Yes, but that's McEwan, isn't it?

Joan Winnek Another good class session about this book, and I came home and read the rest of the assignment for next Wednesday. Internet info on de Clerambault's syndrome, also known as erotomania, has been useful. Much discussion about mental illness and religious ideation as a feature.

Barbara I enjoy that feature of fiction which leads to discussion and research about related topics.

K.D. Absolutely My favorite McEwan!

message 5: by Merilee (new)

Merilee check out the film version!

Joan Winnek Our class intends to do just that on 22 June.

message 7: by Merilee (new)

Merilee good!

Barbara Merilee wrote: "check out the film version!"

I saw the film some time ago. It was good, but I did not feel that it captured that McEwan essence.

message 9: by Merilee (new)

Merilee But not bad...

·Karen· I never realised there was a film of this one.

message 11: by Joan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Joan Winnek I have now started Saturday--I can't get enough of McEwan.

message 12: by Teresa (last edited May 28, 2011 08:40PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Teresa Joan wrote: "... I can't get enough of McEwan."

I've experienced that feeling!

message 13: by Merilee (new)

Merilee I liked Saturday a lot.

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