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Amsterdam summary ´ 9 í Numa gélida manhã de Fevereiro dois velhos amigos agora figuras sociais destacadas reencontram se num crematório londrino para prestar a última homenagem à antiga amante comum Molly Lane Nos dias ue se seguem ao funeral desta os homens estabelecem um pacto cujas conseuências nenhum deles poderia prever As decisões morais ue entPorâneo e uma sátira esplêndida Um romance fabuloso revelador da sabedoria do humor desarmante e do talento extraordinário deste autor para prender o leitor do início ao final da obra tentando desesperadamente compreender poruê Amesterd?. I'm tired of the super twist endings and the ponderous philosophical musings on guilt and morality I'm tired of successful monied people in nicely renovated townhouses feeling sorry for themselves Maybe I don't get Ian McEwan I'm okay with that But I'm not going to read another one of these

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Numa gélida manhã de Fevereiro dois velhos amigos agora figuras sociais destacadas reencontram se num crematório londrino para prestar a última homenagem à antiga amante comum Molly Lane Nos dias ue se seguem ao funeral desta os homens es. 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 Beach is FABULOUS Truly So fabulous in fact that I was worried my husband might become annoyed at my new feelings for an actual LIVING writer You see he agreed to all of my dead literary lovers those who were already crouched in the corners of our bedroom Cummings Salinger Steinbeck Greene Hardy Eliot White but he never said okay to any of the living onesIn truth I had already been picturing myself in a trendy London cafe with Mr McEwan blowing the steam off of my tea asking him in a sultry voice about his taut prose and his juxtaposition My husband would know it was all for literature for the dying arts and as long as I didn't bump into Ralph Fiennes or Colin Firth while I was in town I would remain his foreverBut now my London cafe fantasy has morphed into a vision of me in a Starbucks in Boulder eating a low fat gluten free sconeBoring Yawn Painful How in the hell did Mr McEwan bring home the Man Booker Prize with this one Ian I haven't given up on you but AmsterDAM sir what happened here

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AmsterdamTabelecem um pacto cujas conseuências nenhum deles poderia prever As decisões morais ue então tomam fazem a sua amizade ser testada até ao limite e colocam em risco as carreiras de ambos Com este trio McEwan engendrou um conto moral contem. This sly little dark comedy – an unusual Booker Prize winner – examines aging and ethics in turn of the millennium LondonA 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 varying degrees of acceptance and euanimityMcEwan’s prose is impeccable and he’s clearly done his research His depiction of the newspaper world in which editors are under the gun to get that scoop and increase circulation especially among a younger demographic is dead on If the book were published today they’d be worried about getting clicks views and increasing their social media presenceHe also gets deep into the smug narcissistic mind of a celebrated composer who’s trying to finish a grand commission called The Millennium Symphony before a fast approaching deadline I get the feeling McEwan’s a serious music lover His writing about music is some of the best I’ve read in a contemporary novel And one section in which the musician hikes through the Lake District pokes fun at the tradition of English musicians drawing on nature for their workOh yeah and there’s a scandal involving photographs that brings up lots of intriguing moral issuesIt took a while for me to grasp the book’s tone Perhaps it’s a British thing I think there’s a longer tradition of satire there think of someone like Evelyn Waugh McEwan’s characters here are deeply flawed and unlikeable and that’s fine but I wanted a bit backstory about them – especially in their history with the deceased woman That way we’d be able to contrast what they WERE with what they BECAMEAlso while the clever plot is carefully set up and I admire the way McEwan plays with chronology the result is a tad unsatisfying especially the conclusionThen again think satire – dark laughs chuckling – and you’ll be fine with the finale