Amsterdam: A Novel

Ian McEwan
On a chilly February day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a London crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence: Clive is Britain's most successful modern composer, and Vernon is editor of the newspaper The Judge. Gorgeous, feisty Molly had other lovers, too, notably Julian Garmony, Foreign Secretary, a notorious right-winger tipped to be the next prime minister.In the days that follow Molly's funeral, Clive and Vernon will make a pact with consequences that neither could have foreseen. Each will make a disastrous moral decision, their friendship will be tested to its limits, and Julian Garmony will be fighting for his political life. A sharp contemporary morality tale, cleverly disguised as a comic novel, Amsterdam is "as sheerly enjoyable a book as one is likely to pick up this year" (The Washington Post Book World).

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Reviewed: 2015-10-17
A quick read, even though it starts off a bit slowly. But if I have not read anything by him and wanted to see what hye is all about, this would probably not be the best book of his to read. I prefered Saturday and I hear Atonement is great (so that will have to be his next one I read I guess).
I enjoyed reading it, and it is pretty short so it goes fast. When I finished it, though, it felt like I had just watched a movie. Sort of light, nothing too deeply folded into the story.
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