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Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan

I have to confess, I have read, but didn’t love Atonement. I know McEwan is considered something of a modern literary genius but I just can’t wax lyrical about Atonement. Having said that it’s the only book I have read by McEwan, it was a few years ago, I would like to think I am more intelligent with my reading than I was back then and I’ve spent the last month being exposed to people on twitter quoting their favourite McEwan lines of which I was impressed;

‘A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended’

And so I went into this book really wanting to like it and appreciate it’s beautiful writing.

To start with it’s a bit like a love story but with thriller potential. Then it peters out and becomes a love story without real direction but with a twist at the end that supposedly makes the whole book brilliant. Can you guess that for me it didn’t?

I guessed early on that something was going on in the background with Tom and his …