Monday, October 8, 2007

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

Amsterdam is the very sad story of four men who, in their own way, loved the same woman. Now that she is dead their reactions to one another are intricately woven together in a smooth reflective style.

I liked Amsterdam much better than Atonement, although it did not elicit such a strong reaction I felt the story was simply more agreeable, with only slightly less interesting characters.

The writing, while not as profound, was more consistent, and therefore infinitely more likable.