Atonement ~ Ian McEwan

Synopsis from Fantastic Fiction:

On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl’s imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

My thoughts:

Hurray for the first time in months I have finished a book!

I throughly enjoyed Atonement. The author does tend to ramble quite a lot but nevertheless still a good read.

I thought the second half of the book was better than the first and indeed I know of quite a few people who gave up on it before it got really good. So I am glad I stuck with it.

Set mostly during WWII, It tells the tale of how one moment in time, one mistake, can change the future so dramatically.

I find all thing WWII related really interesting so to get different points of view from Nurses and Soldiers was fasicinating.

Quite a sad tale really but totally compelling. Going to watch the film now! 🙂

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