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Atonement by Ian McEwan
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really liked it

I really wish I would've known about the book before seeing the movie, because of course I would've read the novel first. Because I saw the movie first, the book seemed a bit drawn out, overly descriptive and tedious. I felt like I could skip a few paragraphs, or even pages, and still not have missed out on the overall plot. This is a great reason I don't like watching the movies before reading the book. That said, I did absolutely love the original story line and overall plot. The exploitation of a child's innocence was taken in a grim view of over-fantasized dramatic life sequences that played off of that child's objection to reality, and later, guilt. This novel is quite the page turner.
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Reading Progress

January 17, 2012 – Shelved
April 22, 2012 – Started Reading
April 23, 2012 –
page 17
4.84%
April 26, 2012 –
page 30
8.55%
April 26, 2012 –
page 40
11.4% "Did I really just read two pages on 'the crick of a finger?'"
April 26, 2012 –
page 52
14.81%
April 29, 2012 –
page 60
17.09%
May 2, 2012 –
page 68
19.37%
May 4, 2012 –
page 90
25.64%
May 5, 2012 –
page 106
30.2%
May 7, 2012 –
page 117
33.33%
May 18, 2012 –
page 136
38.75%
May 18, 2012 –
page 146
41.6%
May 18, 2012 –
page 162
46.15% "Slow and steady wins the race, right?"
May 18, 2012 –
page 179
51.0% "Finally on part two."
May 19, 2012 –
page 253
72.08%
May 19, 2012 – Finished Reading

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