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Amsterdam

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
Paperback
Nov 02, 1999 | 208 Pages
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Praise

Winner of the Booker Prize

“A dark tour de force, perfectly fashioned.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“A well-oiled machine. . . . Ruthless and amusing.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Beautifully spare prose, wicked observation, and dark comic brio.” —The Boston Globe

“At once far-reaching and tightly self-contained, a fin de siécle phantasmagoria.” —New York

“Ian McEwan has proven himself to be one of Britain’s most distinct voices and one of its most versatile talents. . . . Chilling and darkly comic.” —Chicago Tribune

“By far his best work to date . . . an energizing tightrope between feeling and lack of feeling, between humanity’s capacity to support and save and its equally ubiquitous penchant for detachment and cruelty.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

“You won’t find a more enjoyable novel . . . masterfully wrought, sure to delight a reader with even half a sense of humor.” —The Atlant Journal-Constitution

“McEwan writes the sort of witty repartee and scathing retort we wished we thought of in the heat of battle. On a broader scale, McEwan’s portrayal of the mutually parasitic relationship between politicians and journalists is as damning as it is comic.” —The Christian Science Monitor

Awards

Man Booker Prize WINNER 1998

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