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On Chesil Beach

«The book is steeped in lost hopes and disappointments, with each sentence as powerful as a Larkin poem. I didn't know a British novelist could still be this good»

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It is July 1962. Edward and Florence, young innocents married that morning, arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their private fears of the wedding night to come. Les mer

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It is July 1962. Edward and Florence, young innocents married that morning, arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their private fears of the wedding night to come...

Medlemsvurdering:
I'm not the biggest McEwan fan in the world, but I wanted to read this cause of all the good reviews and it sounded like a good story. "On Chesil Beach" is a wonderful story of expectations, maturity, communication, and lost chances. It's a story about individuals, their love for and misunderstanding of each other, the question of whether people from very different backgrounds can make it as a couple, the conflict between desire to be loved and the need to be oneself, the sadness of lost love and lost opportunities, the pressure of expectations and the effects of disappointments in our lives. I liked this book alot, it's about humans,feelings and love. The things this world is about. I recommend this book to you all.

james

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Detaljer

Forlag
Vintage
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
176
ISBN
9780099512790
Utgivelsesår
2008
Format
20 x 13 cm
Priser
Winner of British Book Awards: Galaxy Book of the Year Award 2008 and British Book Awards: Reader's Digest Author of the Year Award 2008. Short-listed for Irish Book Awards: RTE Radio 1's The Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award 2008 and Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2007 and Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2007.

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«The book is steeped in lost hopes and disappointments, with each sentence as powerful as a Larkin poem. I didn't know a British novelist could still be this good»

Express

«McEwan is word-perfect at handling the awkward comedy of this relationship and, as ever, turning it into something far more disturbing»

Observer

«Two characters so vibrant they step straight off the page»

The Tablet

«McEwan's style is lean and clear...every sentence feels carefully crafted, the words all perfectly in place»

Daily Mail

«A tightly focused human drama... McEwan gives the reader access to both characters' thoughts with his usual skill, and the comedy of embarrassment, or of the kind of erotic misunderstanding that Milan Kundera used to specialise in, quickly disappears as the marital bed begins to seem more and more ominous... The bedroom scene itself is carried off brilliantly»

Sunday Telegraph

«Superb... The protagonists have everything to lose, and their faltering journey towards a point of no return is conjured into life my McEwan with irresistible subtlety, tact and force»

Financial Times

«On Chesil Beach is more than an event. It is a masterpiece»

Times Literary Supplement

«This is McEwan's mature style, one we have come to recognise from Atonement and Saturday. It is a polished, civilised style, and very distant from the shock tactics of his early work... McEwan brings Florence and Edward touchingly alive for us; and their seriousness, their idealism, and their desire for love draw us towards them»

Guardian

«To commend an author for being reminiscent of Edith Wharton is a compliment that this reviewer reserves for a select few. Yet with On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan has earnt it»

Telegraph

«A master feat of concentration in both senses of the word»

Sunday Times

«Written with a fierce pursuit of the truth and an utterly modern self-awareness, what a confidant tour de force this turns out to be»

Sunday Express

«One of our greatest living writers. Many Easter weekends and train journeys will be enlivened by a compelling novella»

Herald

«It is a masterpiece. The very idea that informs it, fascinating and unfamiliar, is masterly»

TLS

«A didactic, ironic novella of great accomplishment and calculated ambition. Structurally and linguistically, it is a triumph...intriguingly compassionate»

Prospect

«It is a measure of McEwan's artistry that he is able here both to linger in the recording of sensuous particularities and at the same time to deliver the satisfactions of plot we are accustomed to deriving from his fiction»

Time Out, Book of the Week

«The protagonists of On Chesil Beach have everything to lose, and their faltering journey towards a point of no return is conjured into life by McEwan with irresistible subtlety, tact and force»

Scotsman

«McEwan shares with his fellow English novelist Jim Crace not only an interest in history but in finding a style in prose that is slow-moving, yet compelling, at times stilted and dry, and then suddenly sharp and precise»

London Review of Books

«Wonderful...exquisite...devastating»

Independent on Sunday

«Exquisitely crafted»

Evening Standard

Kunders vurdering

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james – 24.10.2008

– I'm not the biggest McEwan fan in the world, but I wanted to read this cause of all the good reviews and it sounded like a good story. "On Chesil Beach" is a wonderful story of expectations, maturity, communication, and lost chances. It's a story about individuals, their love for and misunderstanding of each other, the question of whether people from very different backgrounds can make it as a couple, the conflict between desire to be loved and the need to be oneself, the sadness of lost love and lost opportunities, the pressure of expectations and the effects of disappointments in our lives. I liked this book alot, it's about humans,feelings and love. The things this world is about. I recommend this book to you all.

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-ikorn – 15.09.2008

– På overflaten kan "On Chesil Beach" virke kjedelig. Den handler om et ungt ektepar kvelden før bryllupsnatta, og hvilke tanker og følelser de to har. Men selv om romanen er kort er den også dyp. Det er ikke mye som blir sagt, men mye kan leses mellom linjene, og dette er en del av det som gjør boka så fantastisk. I tillegg lager McEwan som vanlig utrolig gode beskrivelser som gjør at vi kan se for oss alt han viser oss. I Florence og Edward har han skapt to personer som er fullstendig troverdige, og også dømt til det som kommer til å skje dem allerede fra første stund. Dette er et ekte mesterverk.

L
LiB – 15.05.2008

– Dette er enda en fortettet, følelsesmessig bombe av en kort-roman fra Ian McEwan. Florence og Edward er så forelsket og vil hverandre så inderlig vel, men er hjelpeløse i forhold til forventningene til seg selv og hverandre. Språket er vakkert, bildene, karakterene og situasjonene så levende at historien beveger og berører så sterkt at det blir smertefullt å bare være leser, å ikke kunne gripe inn. Gjennom hele historien er det klart at de er så nær hverandre, at alt bør gå deres vei - at det er forsvinnende lite som skiller dem, men at dette lille kan komme til å gjøre hele forkjellen. Handlingsforløpet er uadskillelig fra tiden den foregår i. Den seksuelle frigjøringen er så nært forestående at den allerede henger, uforløst, i luften. Ved selve romanen er ingenting uforløst. Den er et like grusom-vakkert stykke perfeksjon som McEwans forrige, Lørdag.

T
Tonje – 25.03.2008

– "On Chesil Beach" handler om Edward og Florence, et nygift ektepar som sitter og spiser middag etter bryllupet i bryllupssuiten sin. Vi følger deres tanker og handlinger om den kommende natten, og får vite hva deres hjerter begjærer. Boka handler om sex, etterkrigstiden, musikk og familieproblemer, men også hvordan én handling kan endre et helt liv. Ian McEwan, mannen bak bestselgere som Atonement, har igjen skrevet en perle av en bok. Denne boka er både lettlest og forholdsvis kort, men selv om det ikke tar så lang tid å lese den, er den virkelig verdt det. Boka passer for både kvinner og menn, selv om kvinner kanskje er de første som ville grepet etter den i bokhylla.

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