Dr. But can a man who has made a mess of his life clean up the messes of humanity? . Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions, and halfheartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming.
The CockroachAnchor #ad - In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain--and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. Nothing must get in his way; not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. An anchor Original. That morning, jim sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a giant creature.
Jim sams has undergone a metamorphosis. A brilliant, of-the-moment political satire like no other: here is Ian McEwan's Brexit-era take on Kafka's Metamorphosis, centered on a cockroach transformed into the prime minister of England. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy. In this bitingly funny kafkaesque satire, Ian McEwan engages with scabrous humor a very recognizable political world and turns it on its head.
Sweet Tooth: A NovelAnchor #ad - In this stunning new novel, ian McEwan’s first female protagonist since Atonement is about to learn that espionage is the ultimate seduction. Cambridge student serena Frome’s beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5. The year is 1972. The cold War is far from over. England’s legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government.
The operation is code named “Sweet Tooth. Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley. At first, she loves his stories. Then she begins to love the man. How long can she conceal her undercover life? To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one.
Sweet Tooth: A Novel #ad - Once again, ian mcewan’s mastery dazzles us in this superbly deft and witty story of betrayal and intrigue, love and the invented self.
The Comfort of Strangers Ian McEwan Series Book 3RosettaBooks #ad - Mcewan's first novel, the cement Garden 1978, is the story of four orphaned children living alone after the death of both parents. A pervasive dread runs through this novel, leading to the terrible climax that no reader could predict. A second volume of his work appeared in 1978. These stories--claustrophobic tales of childhood, deviant sexuality and disjointed family life--were remarkable for their formal experimentation and controlled narrative voice.
They move from place to place in this foreign land but seemingly without aim or purpose and more, seemingly bored and without attachment. Then they meet a man named Robert and his wife, Caroline, who is crippled. The child in time 1987 won the Whitbread Novel Award and marked a new confidence in McEwan's writing.
The story revolves around the devastating effects of the loss of a child through child abduction. Colin and mary seem happy for the diversion--happy to meet another couple that takes the focus of off them off of each other for a while. Things become strange and stranger yet; one could say horrific when they attempt to leave: Robert and Caroline insist that they stay with them for a while longer.
The Comfort of Strangers Ian McEwan Series Book 3 #ad - While mary and colin indeed rediscover each other in ways during this time--an erotic attraction to each other that was below the surface--they also find that their relationship/friendship with Robert and Caroline takes turns that are likewise erotic and violent in nature. Soon, an incestuous relationship develops between the two oldest children as they seek to emulate their parents roles.
Black Dogs: A NovelAnchor #ad - Jeremy is the son-in-law of Bernard and June Tremaine, whose union and estrangement began almost simultaneously. Seeking to comprehend how their deep love could be defeated by ideological differences Bernard and June cannot reconcile, only to be led back again and again to one terrifying encouner forty years earlier—a moment that, for June, Jeremy undertakes writing June's memoirs, was as devastating and irreversible in its consequences as the changes sweeping Europe in Jeremy's own time.
In a finely crafted, compelling examination of evil and grace, Ian McEwan weaves the sinister reality of civiliation's darkest moods—its black dogs—with the tensions that both create love and destroy it. Set in late 1980s europe at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Black Dogs is the intimate story of the crumbling of a marriage, as witnessed by an outsider.
Enduring Love: A NovelAnchor #ad - A stranger named jed parry joins rose in helping to bring the balloon to safety, something passes between Parry and himself on that day—something that gives birth to an obsession in Parry so powerful that it will test the limits of Rose's beloved rationalism, Clarissa, threaten the love of his wife, but unknown to Rose, and drive him to the brink of murder and madness.
The calm, organized life of science writer Joe Rose is shattered when he sees a man die in a freak hot-air balloon accident. From the booker prize-winning author of Atonement, here is a brilliant and compassionate novel of love, and suspense, faith, and of how life can change in an instant.
The Innocent: A NovelAnchor #ad - His relationship with maria Eckdorf, an enigmatic and beautiful West Berliner, likewise promises to loosen the bonds of his ordinary life. Twenty-five-year-old leonard marnham’s intelligence work—tunneling under a Russian communications center to tap the phone lines to Moscow—offers him a welcome opportunity to begin shedding his own unwanted innocence, even if he is only a bit player in a grim international comedy of errors.
But the promise turns to horror in the course of one terrible evening—a night when Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he's willing to shed. A member of a british-american surveillance team in Cold War Berlin finds himself in too deep in this masterful work from the author of Atonement.
Amsterdam: A NovelAnchor #ad - In the days that follow molly's funeral, Clive and Vernon will make a pact with consequences that neither could have foreseen…. The booker prize-winning contemporary morality tale—cleverly disguised as a comic novel—from the acclaimed author of Atonement. 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 a newspaper editor.
Gorgeous, notably julian garmony, too, Foreign Secretary, feisty Molly had other lovers, a notorious right-winger tipped to be the next prime minister. On a chilly february day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a London crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane.
Machines Like Me: A NovelNan A. Talese #ad - In his subversive new novel, ian McEwan asks whether a machine can understand the human heart—or whether we are the ones who lack understanding. The near-perfect human that emerges is beautiful, strong, and clever. New from ian mcewan, booker prize winner and international bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act Machines Like Me takes place in an alternative 1980s London.
Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first synthetic humans and—with Miranda's help—he designs Adam's personality. It isn't long before a love triangle soon forms, and these three beings confront a profound moral dilemma.
SaturdayAnchor #ad - In his triumphant new novel, the bestselling author of Atonement, Ian McEwan, follows an ordinary man through a Saturday whose high promise gradually turns nightmarish. Henry perowne–a neurosurgeon, visit his elderly mother, urbane, deeply in love with his wife and grown-up children–plans to play a game of squash, privileged, and cook dinner for his family.
But after a minor traffic accident leads to an unsettling confrontation, Perowne must set aside his plans and summon a strength greater than he knew he had in order to preserve the life that is dear to him.
The Cement Garden Ian McEwan Series Book 2RosettaBooks #ad - The cement garden was followed by the Comfort of Strangers 1981, a tale of fantasy, set in Venice, violence, and obsession. Sue is rather bookish and observes all that goes on around her. The child in time 1987 won the Whitbread Novel Award and marked a new confidence in McEwan's writing. The children seem to manage in this perverse setting rather well until Julie brings home a boyfriend who threatens their secret by asking too many questions like what is buried beneath the cement pile, etc, surely threatening the status quo however morbid that the children have come to accept as "normal" and as "home".
These stories--claustrophobic tales of childhood, deviant sexuality and disjointed family life--were remarkable for their formal experimentation and controlled narrative voice. The father of four children decides, in an effort to make his garden easier to control, to pave it over. So it is with the cement Garden, the story of dying family who live in a dying part of the city.
The Cement Garden Ian McEwan Series Book 2 #ad - And tom is the youngest and the baby of the lot. Soon, an incestuous relationship develops between the two oldest children as they seek to emulate their parents roles. The story revolves around the devastating effects of the loss of a child through child abduction. Mcewan's first novel, the cement Garden 1978, is the story of four orphaned children living alone after the death of both parents.
Readers may know mcewan's work through these and other books, Atonement, or more recently through his novel, which was made into a major motion picture.