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Thursday, 8 December 2016
"Nushell" by Ian McEwan
I could not put down Ian McEwan's latest novel "Nutshell" published by J
"Nutshell" is a thoroughly novel-way to tell a tale and to build a crime fiction: the narrator and main witness is the unborn child of a murderess.
Listening in from the womb, this not-yet-infant will try to prevent the awful act that his mother and her lover are planning.
"Nutshell" is a reflection on the primordial link between the womb & the world, between empathy & desire, between birth & rebirth. And love.
McEwan's style is like a feather's caress, so insightful and otherwordly. A similar style to Rachel Cusk whose work I - for lack of a better verb - adore.
Side note: wine lovers & poets will love this novel and its many literary and oenology references.
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