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The Comfort Of Strangers - Ian McEwan

The Comfort Of Strangers

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Published: July 1997
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"As the best young writer on this island, McEwan's evocations of feeling and place and his analysis of mood and relationship remain haunting and compelling."The Times "As always, McEwan manages his own idiom with remarkable grace and inventiveness; his characters are at home in their dreams, and so is he."Guardian "His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing."The Times "The Maestro."New Statesman "McEwan hasa style and a vision of life of his own...No one interested in the state and mood of contemporary Britain can afford not to read him."John Fowles "A sparkling and adventurous writer."Dennis Potter "Haunting and compelling." The Times "McEwan, that master of the taciturn macabre, so organizes his narrative that, without insisting anything, every turn and glimpse is another tightening of the noose. The evils of power and the power of evil are transmitted with a steely coolness, and in a prose that has a feline grace." Observer

"Haunting and compelling" * The Times * "No reader will begin The Comfort of Strangers and fail to finish it; a black magician is at work" * New York Times * "This compelling, driven novel explores what it might be like to lose yourself forever" * Guardian * "His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing" * The Times * "McEwan, that master of the taciturn macabre, so organises his narrative that, without insisting anything, every turn and glimpse is another tightening of the noose" * Observer *

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan was born on 21 June 1948 in Aldershot, England. He studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1970. He 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 First Love, Last Rites; the Whitbread Novel Award (1987) and the Prix FĂ©mina Etranger (1993) for The Child in Time; and Germany's Shakespeare Prize in 1999. He has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction numerous times, winning the award for Amsterdam in 1998. His novel Atonement received the WH Smith Literary Award (2002), National Book Critics' Circle Fiction Award (2003), Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction (2003), and the Santiago Prize for the European Novel (2004). He was awarded a CBE in 2000.

In 2006, he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Saturday and his novel On Chesil Beach was named Galaxy Book of the Year at the 2008 British Book Awards where McEwan was also named Reader's Digest Author of the Year.

McEwan lives in London.

Booktopia Book Guru says: Ian McEwan presents the world as you know it, and then tweaks it, just a fraction, causing it to crack, and from that crack spills forth meaning, directly into your lap.

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ISBN: 9780099754916
ISBN-10: 0099754916
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: July 1997
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1