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Amsterdam

Amsterdam

  • Title: Amsterdam
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  • ISBN : 9780385494243
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 208 pages


On a chilly February day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a London crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly s lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence Clive is Britain s most successful modern composer, and Vernon is editor of the newspaper The Judge. Gorgeous, feisty Molly h On a chilly February day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a London crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly s lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence Clive is Britain s most successful modern composer, and Vernon is editor of the newspaper The Judge. Gorgeous, feisty Molly had other lovers, too, notably Julian Garmony, Foreign Secretary, a notorious right winger tipped to be the next prime minister.In the days that follow Molly s funeral, Clive and Vernon will make a pact with consequences that neither could have foreseen Each will make a disastrous moral decision, their friendship will be tested to its limits, and Julian Garmony will be fighting for his political life A sharp contemporary morality tale, cleverly disguised as a comic novel, Amsterdam is as sheerly enjoyable a book as one is likely to pick up this year The Washington Post Book World


Author Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1970 and later received his MA degree in English Literature at the University of East Anglia.McEwan s works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim He won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories




Amsterdam Reviews (31)

  • A novel about moral dilemmas From the title, the main theme is assisted suicide, legal in the Netherlands Not only that, but suppose your lifetime best buddy asks you to pledge that you will accompany him to Amsterdam if he becomes incapacitated The book opens with this theme at the funeral of a bea [..]

  • Amsterdam by Ian McEwanIs it just me or do other people shy away from books that look a little too intellectual for them I read because I enjoy it I am at an age where I don t need to read to impress I like a good book and I hate a bad book and will read anything that interests me I am shallow enoug [..]

  • About a month ago, I was introduced to Ian McEwan through his novel Atonement I nearly consumed the damn thing, chewed its corners to bits and pieces, scribbled messy notes all over its pages I was starved for of his writing, and I ordered On Chesil Beach, post haste On Chesil Beac [..]

  • I guess I will have to admit that the ethical questions Ian McEwan raised in this novel focusing on political views, freedom of choice, sexuality and media coverage are highly relevant and contemporary still, and the novel deserves to be read as one of the better McEwans My neverending frustration w [..]

  • This sly little dark comedy an unusual Booker Prize winner examines aging and ethics in turn of the millennium London.A woman s death irrevocably changes the lives of three of her former lovers a composer, a newspaper editor and a politician, each one staring down middle age and mortality with varyi [..]

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