ON CHESIL BEACH
BY IAN McEWAN
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Read McEwan's modern classic for an entertaining book club discussion! Also recently released as a film earlier this year.
Almost any Ian McEwan book has a strong chance of making it into our favourite reads category (see Den's Dozen) but we love his novella On Chesil Beach as it works brilliantly for time-poor book lovers.
It’s a great taster of his beautiful writing style whilst pleasing existing McEwan fans. And a good excuse to mix up book club with a film night IN.
On Chesil Beach is a short intense story of two young lovers on their honeymoon in 1962 - when honeymoons were often a couple’s first sexual experience. As in the case of the McEwan’s characters - Edward & Florence.
Set in the early ‘60s in Dorset, the novel unravels the young couple’s own private fears as the wedding night draws closer. All the excruciating bottled up emotions are poured out and we can feel the awkwardness and anguish for these two intelligent young lovers. And grateful to be living in a different era!
You will easily be drawn in to this one! Pleasure to pick up and finish.
Almost full marks from the book club - 9s and 10s.
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