Amsterdam by: Ian McEwan
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by: Ian McEwan.
2008; 208 pages,
Amsterdam is the first book by Ian McEwan I've read. I have been wanting to read something by him since I saw the movie Atonement (which I thought was absolutely fantastic).
Amsterdam was the winner of the Man Booker Prize, so I thought that would be a good place to start.
Amsterdam is about two friends who make a pact with each other. After one of their good friends dies from a mysterious disease (where she went crazy), the two decide that they will amiably kill the other if he starts to go crazy.
Clive is a composer. Music is his life. He is in the middle of writing the biggest symphony of his life.
Vernon is the editor of a major newspaper. He is about to run the biggest story scoop of his life.
The two major events intersect each other in a way no one could have predicted.
I absolutely loved Amsterdam. The writing is great; the story is original. And it's a great read. Not too thick (metaphorically and literally), and not too thin.
I highly recommend Amsterdam. Grab a copy today!