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The Cement Garden (original 1978; edition 1994)

by Ian Mcewan

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Title:The Cement Garden
Authors:Ian Mcewan
Info:Anchor (1994), Edition: 1st Vintage International ed, Paperback, 160 pages
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The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan (1978)

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Creepy and bizarre. ( )
  Judy_Ryfinski | Jan 20, 2016 |
Creepy and bizarre. ( )
  Judy_Ryfinski | Jan 20, 2016 |
I enjoyed this book and Ian McEwan's writing. The character's are very well drawn and the plot is the driving force of the novel. The subject matter of adolescent incest between brother and sister is disturbing and unsettling yet the book is a page-turner until the very end. I recommend this book as it is a chilling tale of suspense and survival. ( )
  eadieburke | Jan 19, 2016 |
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The Cement Garden is in many ways a shocking book, morbid, full of repellent imagery—and irresistibly readable. It is also the work of a writer in full control of his materials.
added by jburlinson | editNew York Review of Books, Robert Towers (pay site) (Mar 8, 1979)
 

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Enzensberger, ChristianTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hockney, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holt, Heleen tenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wagner, AstridEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In this tour de force of psychological unease--now a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sinead Cusack--McEwan excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things that most adults have spent a lifetime forgetting--or denying. "Possesses the suspense and chilling impact of Lord of the Flies."--Washington Post Book World.

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"In this tour de force of psychological unease - now a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sinead Cusack - McEwan excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things that most adults have spent a lifetime forgetting - or denying."--From publisher's description… (more)

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