Day: March 16, 2012

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Pretty little literary liar – Atonement by Ian McEwan

This is the first book of the month that I read back when I was still a newbie at our book group. I am not sure if I would have read this soon otherwise. It was April then, a hot month in our country, and, like the opening chapter of the novel, the first event takes place on a hot day. Briony Tallis, the central character, is fussing around with her play. Oh yes, she is an attention-hungry child with a knack for literature. She is directing a play, entitled The Trials of Arabella, she wrote for her brother. She wants to have it performed on that night in celebration of her brother’s arrival. Before that night, instead of getting something done, the cast, composed of her newly arrived cousins, get bored and would rather go for a dip at the pool. One of them even has the nerve of taking over Briony’s task as the director. Frustrated, Briony goes out of the house, whipping nettles with a stick, until she meets Robbie Turner, the …