Atonement Atonement

Atonement

A Novel

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness that provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from the acclaimed Booker Prize–winning, internationally bestselling author.

On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia’s childhood friend. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives—together with her precocious literary gifts—brings about a crime that will change all their lives.

As it follows that crime’s repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.

Don’t miss Ian McEwan’s new novel, Lessons.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2002
March 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Trish42760 ,

Briony’s novel

From the beginning Briony was my least favorite of the characters in the book. I hated her complicity in the trials of Robbie and Cecelia. I did like the ending except for the realization that Robbie and Cecelia were both killed in 1940 and never able to realize their redemptive love. If, as Briony’s character stipulates the novel would not be as pleasing to the audience should she not create a different ending in the book to be published after her death, why does she not let us believe they had a happy life ever after? I hate creative license—I prefer novels to be tied up wth a big red bow of happiness!

Scott's take on things ,

Atonement is Brilliant

Atonement is about the tragic consequences an adolescent girl’s beautiful but uncontrolled imagination has for her family. The story takes place in London and France at the outbreak of WWII. The story is beautifully told, with page turning twists throughout. The writing is gorgeous, wonderful attention to detail.

Claire Fraenkel ,

Meh

First part was so boring. Second part was interesting but depressing. Third part was interesting but annoying because the main character is an egomaniac jerk. Epilogue was eh. I still hate Briony because she doesn’t seem to change much. She goes from a kid who only sees the world revolving around her to an older almost-adult kid who’s ego is only a littler smaller. At least she learns what she did was wrong.

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