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The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
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Feb 27, 2009

it was amazing
Read in February, 2009

I just read an article about Ian McEwan in which he said that suspense is built by the withholding of information. This wonderful novel illustrates the masterful application of that principle. Complex and involving, the story is told by two narrators, and this dual narration is handled here much more adeptly and interestingly than it was by Julia Glass in I See You Everywhere. The two narrators are both flawed but sympathetic, and as their stories unfold the reading becomes intense! Highly recommended.
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Nancy Julie, can you point me to the interview with Ian McEwan? I would love to read that.
Thanks,
Nancy


Julie Nancy wrote: "Julie, can you point me to the interview with Ian McEwan? I would love to read that.
Thanks,
Nancy"


Nancy, I can't remember where I read the interview. I've Googled but haven't yet found it. However, many great interviews with McEwan are available--just Google and you'll find plenty to enjoy



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