Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Child In Time


Quickie recap: Stephen loses his daughter in a supermarket. He and his wife separate in their grief. He is haunted by his missing child - looks for her in the faces of passing kids, is constantly surrounded by teases of other childhoods and can never really let go.
Quickie review: McEwan is the man. He wrote this one sentence about a dog taking a shit and I swear to god, you could fall in love with him just like that. He's so facile. He should write all the books!
Okay. Maybe not. Poor guy needs a break. And it's great to hear other voices. But he really is that good.
Quickie recommendation: Yes yes yes.

6 comments:

Ms Mac said...

Ooooh, I love him a little bit too. I'll look out for this one.

d. chedwick bryant said...

I've never read anything by him but his name is familiar... I will check this out. I just posted a teddy bear right before popping (or rather clicking) over here. That dog sentence had better be good!

Lorna said...

You're costing me a fortune. Still I guess it's a small price for validating your insomnia.

Jay said...

Ms. Mac, perhaps I'll have a party and invite him to be admired. Will you come?

Lorna, insomnia IS costly, though I still think that prescriptions are more expensive than books.

Josh said...

i despise "The Child in Time"

i have to study it for English and is so damn confusing sometimes.

Peter Morton said...

Some of the plot of 'The Child in TIme' is creaky to say the least. The truck accident takes place in daylight on a main road near London, and not a single other vehicle comes along while Stephen is using the jack to extract the driver!!