First Love, Last Rites

First Love, Last Rites

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Ian McEwan's Somerset Maugham Award-winning collection First Love, Last Rites brought him instant recognition as one of the most influential voices in literature today.

Taut, brooding, and densely atmospheric, the stories here show us how murder can arise out of boredom, perversity from adolescent curiosity, and how sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness.

While McEwan does not fit the "horror" genre, make no mistake the work here is as horrifying--and frankly terrifying--as anything you'll find written by Clive Barker or Stephen King. McEwan's work is finely crafted with a lyricism and an intensity that compels us to confront our secret kinship with what repels us.

Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1994
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780795301896
Characteristics: 1 online resource (165 p.)
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc


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May 14, 2018

I struggled through the first two short stories of this collection then I gave up! This is the first and the worst book written by Ian McEwan. What was he thinking? It is very wierd - too wierd for my taste. Definitely not my cup of tea.


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